Articles | Volume 20, issue 8
Research article
09 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 09 Aug 2016

Observing river stages using unmanned aerial vehicles

Tomasz Niedzielski, Matylda Witek, and Waldemar Spallek


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (20 May 2016) by Helena Mitasova
AR by Tomasz Niedzielski on behalf of the Authors (29 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Jul 2016) by Helena Mitasova
Short summary
We study detectability of changes in water surface areas on orthophotomaps. We use unmanned aerial vehicles to acquire visible light photographs. We offer a new method for detecting changes in water surface areas and river stages. The approach is based on the application of the Student's t test, in asymptotic and bootstrapped versions. We test our approach on aerial photos taken during 3-year observational campaign. We detect transitions between all characteristic river stages using drone data.