Shape analysis and spatio-temporal tracking of mesoscale eddies in Miami isopycnic coordinate ocean model

Veena Moolani, Ramprasad Balasubramanian, Li Shen, Amit Tandon

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Detection and analysis of ocean surface phenomena have so far relied on manual analysis of long sequences of satellite images or images produced from the mathematical models. In this paper a technique for the three-dimensional shape analysis and spato-temporall tracking of mesoscale eddies from MICOM dataset is presented. Mesoscale eddies play a strong role in carrying heat poleward. The shape analysis of eddies provides a volumetric estimation which can be further used to determine the heat trapped in eddies. Eddies are detected and the region of swirling currents around the detected center is segmented. Segmented eddies are stacked to generate 3D visualization. A 3D skeleton is obtained with the centroids of all the layers in the segmented eddy and represented parametrically. Coefficients of the parametric representation are used for motion tracking of eddies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages663-670
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0769528252, 9780769528250
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006 - Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2006Jun 16 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - Third International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006

Other

Other3rd International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization, and Transmission, 3DPVT 2006
CountryUnited States
CityChapel Hill, NC
Period6/14/066/16/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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