Foreword Experiments in Fluids 33 (2002) 735 Editorial DOI 10.1007/s00348-002-0522-8 Ronald J. Adrian This volume contains research papers selected from the and for an excellent symposium. I also wish to thank Cam contributions presented at the Fourth International Tropea for his considerable help with editorial tasks re- Workshop on Particle Image Velocimetry, Go ¨ ttingen, garding this volume on behalf of Experiments in Fluids, Germany, September 2001. The first two international and Springer-Verlag and the other editors of Experiments workshops on PIV were held in Fukui, Japan in 1995 and in Fluids for making it possible to publish these papers in 1997, and the third workshop was held in Santa Barbara, a Special Issue. It has always been a pleasure to work with California in 1999. Papers presented at these workshops them. deal with the full range of research topics in the develop- Most thanks must go to the authors who worked hard ment and application of particle image velocimetry, in- in preparing the final manuscripts and for their excellent cluding optical methods, signal processing, post- work. processing, and applications in increasingly difficult and I hope that this second special issue on PIV will find its complex flow environments. The papers selected for the way onto a number of bookshelves and be helpful in ad- present issue were chosen on the basis of their quality, vancing the state-of-the-art of PIV and the practice of novelty, and topical content. experimental fluid mechanics. Special thanks are due to Juergen Kompenhans, who served as Chairman of the PIV’01, for his able organization Published online: 20 September 2002 Springer-Verlag 2002 R.J. Adrian Urbana, Illinois, USA Ronald J. Adrian is a Guest Editor for Experiments in Fluids Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals


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