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Title: Stereo Cameras for Clouds (STEREOCAM) Instrument Handbook

Abstract

The three pairs of stereo camera setups aim to provide synchronized and stereo calibrated time series of images that can be used for 3D cloud mask reconstruction. Each camera pair is positioned at approximately 120 degrees from the other pair, with a 17o-19o pitch angle from the ground, and at 5-6 km distance from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Central Facility at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility Southern Great Plains (SGP) observatory to cover the region from northeast, northwest, and southern views. Images from both cameras of the same stereo setup can be paired together to obtain 3D reconstruction by triangulation. 3D reconstructions from the ring of three stereo pairs can be combined together to generate a 3D mask from surrounding views. This handbook delivers all stereo reconstruction parameters of the cameras necessary to make 3D reconstructions from the stereo camera images.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1406255
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM-TR-204
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-7601830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; Stereo cameras; Southern Great Plains

Citation Formats

Romps, David, and Oktem, Rusen. Stereo Cameras for Clouds (STEREOCAM) Instrument Handbook. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1406255.
Romps, David, & Oktem, Rusen. Stereo Cameras for Clouds (STEREOCAM) Instrument Handbook. United States. doi:10.2172/1406255.
Romps, David, and Oktem, Rusen. Tue . "Stereo Cameras for Clouds (STEREOCAM) Instrument Handbook". United States. doi:10.2172/1406255. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1406255.
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title = {Stereo Cameras for Clouds (STEREOCAM) Instrument Handbook},
author = {Romps, David and Oktem, Rusen},
abstractNote = {The three pairs of stereo camera setups aim to provide synchronized and stereo calibrated time series of images that can be used for 3D cloud mask reconstruction. Each camera pair is positioned at approximately 120 degrees from the other pair, with a 17o-19o pitch angle from the ground, and at 5-6 km distance from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Central Facility at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility Southern Great Plains (SGP) observatory to cover the region from northeast, northwest, and southern views. Images from both cameras of the same stereo setup can be paired together to obtain 3D reconstruction by triangulation. 3D reconstructions from the ring of three stereo pairs can be combined together to generate a 3D mask from surrounding views. This handbook delivers all stereo reconstruction parameters of the cameras necessary to make 3D reconstructions from the stereo camera images.},
doi = {10.2172/1406255},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Oct 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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