Photogrammetric Water Surface and Velocity Mapping Near Complex Water Infrastructure

Project ID: 1721
Principal Investigator: Bryan Heiner
Research Topic: Water Quality
Funded Fiscal Years: 2017
Keywords: None

Research Question

Can photogrammetry be used to analyze complex water surface elevations and velocities in and around hydraulic structures?

Need and Benefit

By investing in water surface monitoring using photogrammetry, instrumentation will not have to be placed in the water flow resulting in a more accurate representation of the behavior of the water with respect to varying flow conditions. The results of this research would be able to be applied to other modeling projects as a standard test to understand flow responses. It would greatly enhance Reclamation's knowledge and add to advanced application of photogrammetry to the agency's diverse and specialized infrastructure.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

The following documents were reviewed by experts in fields relating to this project's study and findings. The results were determined to be achieved using valid means.

Photogrammetric Water Surface and Velocity Mapping Near Complex Water Infrastructure (final, PDF, 1.0MB)
By Bryan Heiner
Research Product completed on September 30, 2017

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.

Photogrammetric Water Surface and Velocity Mapping Near Complex Water Infrastructure (final, PDF, 1.0MB)
By Bryan Heiner
Research Product completed on September 30, 2017

This research product summarizes the research results and potential application to Reclamation's mission.


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Last Updated: 4/4/17