Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Research article
22 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 22 Feb 2019

Aircraft-based stereographic reconstruction of 3-D cloud geometry

Tobias Kölling, Tobias Zinner, and Bernhard Mayer


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AR by Tobias Kölling on behalf of the Authors (24 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Feb 2019) by Sebastian Schmidt
AR by Tobias Kölling on behalf of the Authors (12 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Imaging technology allows us to quickly gather information on larger cloud fields. Unlike using lidar or radar, it is difficult to obtain accurate position information about the observed clouds. This work presents a method to retrieve the missing position information using RGB images from an airborne video camera. Using field campaign data, we observe and explain a median offset of 126 m compared to lidar data and show that systematic errors across the measurement swath are well below 50 m.