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3DLayeredMotion software - Estimation of 3D interconnected layered atmospheric motion fields

Participants : Patrick Héas, Etienne Mémin.

This software extends the previous 2D version. It allows (for the first time to our knowledge) the recovery of 3D wind fields from satellite image sequences. As with the previous techniques, the atmosphere is decomposed into a stack of pressure layers. The estimation relies also on pressure data and classification clouds maps and top of clouds pressure maps. In order to recover the 3D missing velocity information, physical knowledge on 3D mass exchanges between layers has been introduced in the data model. The corresponding data model appears to be a generalization of the previous data model constructed from a vertical integration of the continuity equation. This research study has been recently accepted for publication in IEEE trans. on Geo-Science and Remote Sensing. A detailed description of the technique can be found in an Inria research report. The binary of this code can be freely downloaded on the fluid web site http://fluid.irisa.fr .