posted on April 25, 2023 14:32
Alumnus William Cote '22 and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Lewis McCaffrey, Ph.D., are presenting a poster on the use of artificial intelligence to extract Ggauge data from stream Images at the 13th National Monitoring Conference during the week of April 24–28, 2023, in Virginia Beach, Va.
The technique described in the poster uses guage data from stream images and machine vision techniques to identify how deeply immersed a giant 'water ruler' is in a stream. From there a calculation of water depth and discharge rate can be made. The method, while still in its infancy, could improve water management using cheap and widely available game cameras.