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West-Central Florida Coastal Studies Project

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Upham Beach Video Monitoring

Video Monitoring: Introduction | Technical Description | Applications | Upham Beach Photos

camera mounted on building roof overlooking the beach
 view from video camera position overlooking the beach
Upham Beach, located just south of Blind Pass near St. Petersburg, Florida, is a popular beach that has seen high rates of erosion in the recent past. Consequently, several nourishment projects have been conducted in the past to restore beach widths. Beach nourishment is expensive, costing about $1,500,000 every time it is performed. In this location, the high rate of erosion has necessitated a repeat interval of about 3-5 years.

A video monitoring station has been set up to record changes in beach morphology. A black and white video camera has been programmed to automatically record a still image once every hour. An automated computer downloads the images daily, so that they are immediately available for further analysis and for viewing through the internet. The camera is mounted on the roof of a tall building overlooking the beach.

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