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Lookup NU author(s): Martin Jolley,
Professor Andrew RussellORCiD,
Dr Paul Quinn,
Dr Matthew Perks
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
Copyright © 2021 Jolley, Russell, Quinn and Perks.Large-scale image velocimetry is a novel approach for non-contact remote sensing of flow in rivers. Research within this topic has largely focussed on developing specific aspects of the image velocimetry work-flow, or alternatively, testing specific tools or software using case studies. This has resulted in the development of a multitude of techniques, with varying practice being employed between groups, and authorities. As such, for those new to image velocimetry, it may be hard to decipher which methods are suited for particular challenges. This research collates, synthesises, and presents current understanding related to the application of particle image velocimetry (PIV) and particle tracking velocimetry (PTV) approaches in a fluvial setting. The image velocimetry work-flow is compartmentalised into sub-systems of: capture optimisation, pre-processing, processing, and post-processing. The focus of each section is to provide examples from the wider literature for best practice, or where this is not possible, to provide an overview of the theoretical basis and provide examples to use as precedence and inform decision making. We present literature from a range of sources from across the hydrology and remote sensing literature to suggest circumstances in which specific approaches are best applied. For most sub-systems, there is clear research or precedence indicating how to best perform analysis. However, there are some stages in the process that are not conclusive with one set method and require user intuition or further research. For example, the role of external environmental conditions on the performance of image velocimetry being a key aspect that is currently lacking research. Further understanding in areas that are lacking, such as environmental challenges, is vital if image velocimetry is to be used as a method for the extraction of river flow information across the range of hydro-geomorphic conditions.
Author(s): Jolley MJ, Russell AJ, Quinn PF, Perks MT
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: Frontiers in Water
Print publication date: 01/12/2021
Online publication date: 02/12/2021
Acceptance date: 20/10/2021
ISSN (electronic): 2624-9375
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.