A simplified formulation of photon transport in leaf canopies with scatterers of finite dimensions

Ranga B. Myneni, Barry D. Ganapol

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Abstract

A formalism for photon transport in leaf canopies with finite-dimensional scattering centers that mutually cross-shade was recently proposed resulting in an equation set which is rather complicated. In this paper, we propose a simplification of the correction factors that describe the correlation in photon fates. These simplified correction factors permit the derivation of a modified integro-differential transfer equation with two additional terms that arise from considerations of finite size scatterers. A numerical procedure for the solution of this transfer equation in the framework of a successive collisions approach is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-140
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy

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