Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 349–366, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-349-2022
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 349–366, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-10-349-2022
Research article
27 Apr 2022
Research article | 27 Apr 2022

Convolutional neural networks for image-based sediment detection applied to a large terrestrial and airborne dataset

Xingyu Chen et al.

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CNN for image-based sediment detection applied to a large terrestrial and airborne dataset X. Chen, M. Hassan, and X. Fu https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5240906

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We compiled a large image dataset containing more than 125 000 sediments and developed a model (GrainID) based on convolutional neural networks to measure individual grain size from images. The model was calibrated on flume and natural stream images covering a wide range of fluvial environments. The model showed high performance compared with other methods. Our model showed great potential for grain size measurements from a small patch of sediment in a flume to a watershed-scale drone survey.