25 January 1987 Cloud Motion Measurement From Radar Image Sequences
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Proceedings Volume 0846, Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in Meteorology; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942644
Event: Cambridge Symposium on Optics in Medicine and Visual Image Processing, 1987, San Diego, CA, United States
Abstract
The estimation of cloud motion is an active area of computer vision; it addresses the recovery of motion clues from a time-varying image sequence of a cloud cover, usually tracked by radar. Three major issues in this field are: (1)the choice of a measurement procedure and an area within the image where the measurement constraint is guaranteed to achieve minimum error, (2)the choice of a topological constraint and an area where this constraint is guaranteed to achieve minimum error, and (3)the identification of a procedure of coupling the two constraints mentioned above in order to obtain an optimal approximation to the velocity field. In this paper, we show that the retrieval of a reliable motion clue is closely related to the manner in which the measurement and topological constraints are coupled. An example using the gradient vector as a measurement, smoothness as a topological constraint, and the temporal gradient as a coupling factor is given. As shown when this approach is compared against a correspondence-based technique, the differential approach measures only a local average of the true motion. The performance of this differential technique and a correspondence-based technique are compared using a real radar image sequence.
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M. A. Abidi, M. A. Abidi, R. C. Gonzalez, R. C. Gonzalez, "Cloud Motion Measurement From Radar Image Sequences", Proc. SPIE 0846, Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in Meteorology, (25 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942644; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942644
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