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Daily Colour and Intensity Orthophotos of the Cliff and Beach at Happisburgh, Norfolk, UK (April-December 2019).

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2023-05-12
Status: Superseded
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2023-08-11
DOI Publication Date: 2023-10-11
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 439 Files | 45GB

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This dataset contains orthophotos collected daily along a 450 metre coastal stretch at Happisburgh, UK, over a time span of 9 months (April 6, 2019 to December 23, 2019). The dataset contains 190 colour images and 190 intensity images in .png format. The orthophotos are produced by projection of LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) scans of the coastal stretch. There are 190 images out of a possible 262 days, since only days when scans were performed from two locations are included, which didn't happen every day due to weather conditions. These data were collected to better understand the dynamic of beach-cliff and shore platform interaction along soft cliffed coasts. ScanLAB Projects Ltd and the British Geological Survey (BGS) were responsible for the collection of the data, funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NE/M004996/1; BLUE-coast project).

Citable as:  Pennington, C.V.L.; Shaw, M.; Brooks, T.; Briganti, R.; Gomez-Pazo, A.; Ruffini, G.; Appleton, M.; Payo Garcia, A. (2023): Daily Colour and Intensity Orthophotos of the Cliff and Beach at Happisburgh, Norfolk, UK (April-December 2019).. NERC British Oceanographic Data Centre, 11 October 2023. doi:10.5285/5768b4e7462f4facbcf447c8cd3929b9.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: coast, cliff, beach, shore, platform, Happisburgh, LiDAR, orthophotos, meteorology, oceanography


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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

The orthophotos are produced by projecting LIDAR scans. The data are archived on the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)'s space at the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) and assigned a DOI. No quality control procedures were applied by BODC.

Data Quality:
The data are provided as-is with no quality control undertaken by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC). The data suppliers have not indicated if any quality control has been undertaken on these data.
File Format:
Data are .png files

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description


  • var_id: Depth
  • var_id: Dir
  • var_id: Dissip
  • var_id: Dspr
  • var_id: Hsig
  • var_id: Qb
  • var_id: RTpeak
  • var_id: Tm01
  • var_id: Tm02
  • var_id: Tm_10

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