The impact of water eddies off the Iberian coast in the chemistry and biology of the ocean ecosystems, on the circulation of ocean waters and on climate still needs to be studied. The task of identifying water eddies in sea surface temperature maps (SST) is time-consuming for oceanographers due to the large number of SST available. This motivates the present investigation aiming to develop an automatic system capable of performing that task. The system developed consists of a pre-processing stage where a vectorial field is calculated using an optical flow algorithm with one SST map and a matrix of zeros for input. Next, a binary image of the modulus of the vectorial field is created using an iterative thresholding algorithm. Finally, five edge points of the binary image, classified according to their gradient vector direction, are randomly selected and an ellipse corresponding to a water eddy fitted to them.
|Title of host publication||Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2006|
|Event||International Conference on Discovery Science (DS-2006) - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …
|Conference||International Conference on Discovery Science (DS-2006)|
|Period||1/01/06 → …|