Vegetation canopy reflectance modeling with turbid medium radiative transfer

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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
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9783540281221
StatePublished - 2006

Publication series

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Engineering
  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computational Mathematics


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