Measuring Sandy Bottom Dynamics by Exploiting Depth from Stereo Video Sequences

Rosaria E. Musumeci, Giovanni M. Farinella, Enrico Foti, Sebastiano Battiato, Thor Ugelvig Petersen, B. Mutlu Sumer

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In this paper an imaging system for measuring sandy bottom dynamics is proposed. The system exploits stereo sequences and projected laser beams to build the 3D shape of the sandy bottom during time. The reconstruction is used by experts of the field to perform accurate measurements and analysis in the study of the final equilibrium conditions of sea bottoms in the presence of water flows. Results obtained by processing data acquired in hydraulic laboratory confirm the effectiveness of the system which makes simple and fast the understanding of the sandy bottom dynamics and the related equilibrium phenomena. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImage Analysis and Processing – ICIAP 2013
Number of pages11
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print) 978-3-642-41180-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-41181-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event17th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing - Naples, Italy
Duration: 9 Sep 201313 Sep 2013
Conference number: 17


Conference17th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science

Bibliographical note

The research described in this manuscript was supported by the EC project HYDRALAB IV (contract no. 261520) and by the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research funded PRIN 2010-2011 HYDROCAR (Prot. no. 20104J2Y8M 003).


  • Image analysis
  • Dynamics
  • Accurate measurement
  • Depth from stereo
  • Equilibrium conditions
  • Equilibrium phenomena
  • Presence of water
  • Sea bottom
  • Stereo system
  • Stereosequence
  • Sandy bottom dynamics


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