I am not from an EE background, so I am looking for answers to some open-ended questions.
I want to calculate how fast water is flowing during a flood. With or maybe even without debris in it. I have footage video from which I can extract sec by sec images of changing landscape.
It can be considered analogous to a car velocity estimation problem, except the "object" in the case of flood becomes much more complicated.
So far I know about Optical Flow: http://www.mathworks.com/discovery/optical-flow.html
What are the latest advances in the field that might help me to accomplish my goal?
Any tips at all?