The determination of the reflected intensity for a single leaf angle plant canopy via Chandrasekhar's method

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Abstract

A solution based on Chandrasekhar's method is applied to the one-angle photon transport equation in a 1-D finite plant canopy where all leaves are oriented at the same inclination. By superposition, the turbid medium transport equation with a beam source and a reflecting soil condition is decomposed into two equations--one for the beam source with a vacuum condition at the soil boundary and the other with no source and the original reflecting soil condition. The solution to the second equation is obtained using the solution to the first, yielding an analytical expression for the reflected intensity in terms of generalized Chandrasekhar X and Y-functions. The FN method is then applied to obtain a numerical evaluation of the reflected intensity. Results are presented in order to explain the canopy response in the context its architectural properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1377-1380
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
Event10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90 - College Park, MD, USA
Duration: May 20 1990May 20 1990

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Other10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90
CityCollege Park, MD, USA
Period5/20/905/20/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Ganapol, B. D. (1990). The determination of the reflected intensity for a single leaf angle plant canopy via Chandrasekhar's method. 1377-1380. Paper presented at 10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90, College Park, MD, USA, .