Radiative transfer in shrub savanna sites in Niger: preliminary results from HAPEX-Sahel. 1. Modelling surface reflectance using a geometric-optical approach

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dc.contributor.author Franklin, J
dc.contributor.author Duncan, J
dc.contributor.author Huete, AR
dc.contributor.author van Leeuwen, WJD
dc.contributor.author Li, X
dc.contributor.author Bégué, A
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:21:34Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.citation Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 1994, 69 (3-4), pp. 223 - 245
dc.identifier.issn 0168-1923
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13422
dc.description.abstract To use optical remote sensing to monitor land surface-climate interactions over large areas, algorithms must be developed to relate multispectral measurements to key variables controlling the exchange of matter (water, carbon dioxide) and energy between the land surface and the atmosphere. The proportion of the ground covered by vegetation and the interception of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) by vegetation are examples of two variables related to evapotranspiration and primary production, respectively. An areal-proportion model of the multispectral reflectance of shrub savanna, composed of scattered shrubs with a grass, forb or soil understory, predicted the reflectance of two 0.5 km2 sites as the area-weighted average of the shrub and understory or 'background' reflectances. Although the shaded crown and shaded background have darker reflectances, ignoring them in the area-weighted model is not serious when shrub cover is low and solar zenith angle is small. A submodel predicted the reflectance of the shrub crown as a function of the foliage reflectance and amount of plant material within the crown, and the background reflectance scattered or transmitted through canopy gaps (referred to as a soil-plant 'spectral interaction' term). One may be able to combine these two models to estimate both the fraction of vegetation cover and interception of PAR by green vegetation in a shrub savanna. © 1994.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/0168-1923(94)90027-2
dc.title Radiative transfer in shrub savanna sites in Niger: preliminary results from HAPEX-Sahel. 1. Modelling surface reflectance using a geometric-optical approach
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
dc.journal.volume 3-4
dc.journal.volume 69
dc.journal.number 3-4 en_US
dc.publocation Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 223 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 245 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0705 Forestry Sciences
dc.personcode 108636
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Forestry Sciences en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - C3
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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