## 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 F_{N} 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 language | English (US) |
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Pages | 1377-1380 |

Number of pages | 4 |

State | Published - Dec 1 1990 |

Event | 10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90 - College Park, MD, USA Duration: May 20 1990 → May 20 1990 |

### Other

Other | 10th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS '90 |
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City | College Park, MD, USA |

Period | 5/20/90 → 5/20/90 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

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