Coastal scenery: Appreciation and evaluation

Ergin, Ayşen
Micallef, A.
Twenty-six parameters have been selected that delineate coastal scenery. These were obtained via consultation between coastal users and experts in the field. The parameters were assessed as to their priorities and weightings given. Application of fuzzy logic techniques enabled a decision parameter (D) to be calculated for any coastal scene. Over 100 worldwide coastal sites were analysed via the technique and a five-class differentiation obtained from D values.


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A. Ergin and A. Micallef, “Coastal scenery: Appreciation and evaluation,” JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, pp. 958–964, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: