I have a number of jpegs (similar to that below) that show smoke moving out of a insect funnel trap over time. I am interested in measuring the horizontal and vertical spread of the smoke. I assume that I can do this using image analysis, but I have not done this type of analysis before. I am looking for any ideas or tools that can be used to "track" the smoke movement. I also noticed that I can symbolize these images in ArcMap using a vector field which is very interesting, but I do not understand how this visualization can be used.
Does anyone use the vector field symbology and if so, what for?
Any ideas or tips are greatly appreciated.