It is inevitable to find in studies that shoreline position extracted from unknown capture time aerial photograph or satellite image was not corrected to tidal effect. In this study, an approach is introduced that can estimate the capture time of image from the solar azimuth angle and the length of shadow of a vertical object on the horizontal surface on the earth. The capture time of tze aerial photograph estimated from solar azimuth angle has a much smaller deviation than the one estimated from the length of the shadow. This error is acceptable for tidal correction purposes. The approach was also utilized to estimate the capture time of a set of satellite images on Sendai coast. Therefore, the tidal correction was implemented for shoreline positions extracted from those images.
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- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)