Articles | Volume 15, issue 19
Research article
12 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 12 Oct 2022

Adaptive thermal image velocimetry of spatial wind movement on landscapes using near-target infrared cameras

Benjamin Schumacher, Marwan Katurji, Jiawei Zhang, Peyman Zawar-Reza, Benjamin Adams, and Matthias Zeeman

Data sets

Time seqUential theRmal inFrared – Turbulence campaign 1 – TURF-T1 Experiment data Benjamin Schumacher and Marwan Katurji

Model code and software

Adaptive Thermal Image Velocimetry Benjamin Schumacher

Short summary
This investigation presents adaptive thermal image velocimetry (A-TIV), a newly developed algorithm to spatially measure near-surface atmospheric velocities using an infrared camera mounted on uncrewed aerial vehicles. A validation and accuracy assessment of the retrieved velocity fields shows the successful application of the algorithm over short-cut grass and turf surfaces in dry conditions. This provides new opportunities for atmospheric scientists to study surface–atmosphere interactions.