Flood Runoff Calculation using Disaster Monitoring CCTV System

재난감시용 하천 CCTV를 활용한 홍수유출량 산정

Kim, Yong-Seok;Yang, Sung-Kee;Yu, Kwonkyu;Kim, Dong-Su

  • Received : 2013.12.05
  • Accepted : 2014.04.03
  • Published : 2014.04.30


The present study aims to apply a surface image velocimetry(SIV) system to video images captured with CCTV and estimate the flood discharge. The CCTV was installed at the Hancheon Bridge of the Han Cheon in Jeju Island for disaster surveillance, and seven flood events occurred in 2012 were used. During the image analyses, input parameters, interrogation areas and searching areas were determined with proper calibration procedures. To check for accuracy and applicability of SIV, the velocities and flood discharges estimated by SIV were compared with the measured ones by an electromagnetic surface velocimeter, Kalisto. The comparison results showed fairly good agreements. The RMSE(Root Mean Square Error) values between two instruments showed a range of 4.13 and 14.2, and the determination coefficients reached 0.75 through 0.85. It means that the SIV could be used as a good alternative method for other traditional velocity measuring instruments in measuring flood discharges.


Surface image velocimetry;CCTV;Kalesto;Electromagnetic surface current meter;Doppler radar;Surface velocity


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