Articles | Volume 25, issue 9
Research article
22 Sep 2021
Research article |  | 22 Sep 2021

A comparison of tools and techniques for stabilising unmanned aerial system (UAS) imagery for surface flow observations

Robert Ljubičić, Dariia Strelnikova, Matthew T. Perks, Anette Eltner, Salvador Peña-Haro, Alonso Pizarro, Silvano Fortunato Dal Sasso, Ulf Scherling, Pietro Vuono, and Salvatore Manfreda


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-112', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Robert Ljubicic, 03 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-112', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Robert Ljubicic, 03 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (24 Jun 2021) by Giuliano Di Baldassarre
AR by Robert Ljubičić on behalf of the Authors (24 Jun 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Jun 2021) by Giuliano Di Baldassarre
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Aug 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Aug 2021) by Giuliano Di Baldassarre
AR by Robert Ljubičić on behalf of the Authors (26 Aug 2021)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The rise of new technologies such as drones (unmanned aerial systems – UASs) has allowed widespread use of image velocimetry techniques in place of more traditional, usually slower, methods during hydrometric campaigns. In order to minimize the velocity estimation errors, one must stabilise the acquired videos. In this research, we compare the performance of different UAS video stabilisation tools and provide guidelines for their use in videos with different flight and ground conditions.