Water elevation measurements using binary image analysis for 2D hydrodynamic experiments

Published: 15 May 2018| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/9vwdgv2g5z.3
Irving Hernández,
Jassiel Hernández-Fontes,
Marcelo Vitola,
Monica C. Silva,
Paulo de Tarso Esperanca


The present data complement the paper “Water elevation measurements using binary image analysis for 2D hydrodynamic experiments”, published in Ocean Engineering (2018). Then, it should be cited as follows: Hernández I.D., Hernández-Fontes J.V., Vitola M.A., Silva M.C., Esperança P.T.T., 2018. Water elevation measurements using binary image analysis for 2D hydrodynamic experiments, Ocean Engineering 157, 325-338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.03.063 In the present version (V2) of the Mendeley repository, the reference of the paper has been updated. The available complementary data remain as in the version 1, which was cited in the paper. The data related to the cases of study (i.e., calibrated image stacks), the software for image processing and analysis (i.e., either the ImageJ portable software with macro scripts or the macro scripts only), and a video tutorial showing how to obtain the water elevation at virtual wave probes using the proposed methodology, are provided. Considerations: The two calibrated image stacks of grayscale-images in multilayer TIFF files are provided with embedded calibration and time of capture in the metadata. For the use of both macro scripts and the embedded information, we recommend the use of ImageJ (https://imagej.nih.gov/ij/) or Fiji (https://imagej.net/Fiji) software with versions 1.8 or above.


Steps to reproduce

1. Download the files of study cases and uncompress in a folder. 2. Download either the software or the macro files depending on the operating system requirements. 3. See the video for implementation to track each necessary step to measure the wave elevations. 4. See the ImageJ User Guide (https://imagej.nih.gov/ij/docs/guide/) to extend and adapt the present scripts according to your necessities.


Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro


Ocean Engineering, Image Processing, Scripting Language, Image Analysis (Medical Imaging), Experimental Method