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Beach Profile Creator and Calculator - Using Relative Height Change

Create a beach profile and calculate the cross sectional area using cumulative distance and positive or negative relative height change. Download an image of your profile and print the data calculations used to construct and analyse it.

The 'More' button opens more calculation options, including beach volume.

Enter your transect cumulative distance and height change data in the calculator below. Select the type of profile required (smooth or straight lines) and click the 'Calculate' button to calculate your data. The 'Open Profile' button will then open your beach profile in a new window. A menu appears above the profile offering several options, including downloading an image. Hover over the image to display the data.

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