William D. Harcourt

William D. Harcourt
University of St Andrews · School of Physics and Astronomy

Doctor of Philosophy

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Landslides endanger settlements and infrastructure in mountain areas across the world. Monitoring of landslides is therefore essential in order to understand and possibly predict their behavior and potential danger. Terrestrial laser scanning has proven to be a successful tool in the assessment of changes on landslide surfaces due to its high resol...
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Improving our understanding of the processes governing mass loss from the cryosphere is inhibited by a lack of data at high spatial and temporal resolution. Satellite sensors can provide regional to global scale coverage of glacier processes but fail to resolve processes that occur rapidly, for example glacier calving. To observe these processes, t...
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Mass loss from glaciers and ice caps represents the largest terrestrial component of current sea level rise. However, our understanding of how the processes governing mass loss will respond to climate warming remains incomplete. This study explores the relationship between surface elevation changes (dh/dt), glacier velocity changes (du/dt), and bed...
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Knowledge of seagrass distribution is limited to a few well-studied sites and poor where resources are scant (e.g. Africa), hence global estimates of seagrass carbon storage are inaccurate. Here, we analysed freely available Sentinel-2 and Landsat imagery to quantify contemporary coverage and change in seagrass between 1986 and 2016 on Kenya's coas...

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To develop the use of millimetre wave radar for applications in geoscience, particularly focusing on glacier-volcano and ice-ocean interactions.
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The end goal for this project is to assess the spatial distribution of seagrass along the coast of Kenya, thereby filling a major observational gap in the seagrass literature. Further analysis will explore carbon storage and Above Ground Biomass (AGB), as well as looking at historical trends in seagrass coverage.