Santa Cruz Cowells Beach video camera variance image

Detailed Description

Two video cameras atop the Dream Inn hotel in Santa Cruz, California overlook the coast in northern Monterey Bay. Camera 2 looks southward over Cowells Beach, shown here. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes. Today’s most recent image from camera 2 is shown below. Please note that it takes 10 minutes for the images to be posted, once they are collected by the camera. This is a variance Image, showing the standard deviation of pixel intensity throughout the video frames. It's useful for determining how much variation or movement is occurring at a given location.


Shawn Harrison