Vegetation canopy reflectance modeling with turbid medium radiative transfer

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Abstract

Biophysical considerations for vegetation canopy reflectance modeling are presented. Included is a brief overview outlining strengths and weaknesses of four possible canopy reflectance models. The overview is followed by the description of the LCM2 coupled leaf/canopy turbid medium reflectance model based on natural averaging. The model follows conventional radiative transfer theory with modification for canopy architecture as characterized by leaf orientation. The presentation concludes with a demonstration of LCM2 in a multiple pixel mode to estimate the amount of ripe coffee cherries at harvest in the fields of the Kauai Coffee Company and to detect targets hidden beneath canopies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering
Pages173-210
Number of pages38
Volume48
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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NameLecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering
Volume48
ISSN (Print)14397358

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics

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Ganapol, B. D. (2006). Vegetation canopy reflectance modeling with turbid medium radiative transfer. In Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering (Vol. 48, pp. 173-210). (Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering; Vol. 48).