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Bourke, Mary; Viles, Heather; Nicoli, Joe; Lyew-Ayee, Parris; Ghent, Rebecca; Holmlund, Jones
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Article Title
Innovative applications of laser scanning and rapid prototype printing to rock breakdown experiments
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Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2008
Volume ID
33
Issue ID
10
Page(s)
1614-1621
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Abstract
Presents the novel application of two technologies for use in rock breakdown experiments, i.e. close-range, ground-based 3D triangulation scanning and rapid prototype printing. These techniques aid analyses of form-process interactions across the range of scales relevant to breakdown (Ám-m). This is achieved through (a) the creation of DEMs (which permit quantitative description and aanalysis of rock surface morphology and morphological change) and (b) the production of more realistically-shaped experimental blocks. We illustrate the use of these techniques, alongside appropriate data analysis routines, in experiments designed to investigate the persistence of fluvially-derived features in the face of subsequent wind abrasion and weathering. These techniques have a range of potential applications in experimental field and lab-based geomorphic studies beyond those specifically outlined here.....
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