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 publicationComputational Methods in Transport
Subtitle of host publicationGranlibakken 2004
EditorsFrank Graziani
Pages173-210
Number of pages38
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering
Volume48
ISSN (Print)1439-7358

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Ganapol, B. D. (2006). Vegetation canopy reflectance modeling with turbid medium radiative transfer. In F. Graziani (Ed.), Computational Methods in Transport: Granlibakken 2004 (pp. 173-210). (Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering; Vol. 48).