Soybean canopy reflectance as a function of view and illumination geometry.

M. E. Bauer, K. J. Ranson, V. C. Vanderbilt, L. L. Biehl, B. F. Robinson

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The results of an experiment designed to characterize a soybean field by its reflectance at various view and illumination angles and by its physical and agronomic attributes are presented. Reflectances were calculated from measurements at four wavelength bands through eight view azimuth and seven view zenith directions for various solar zenith and azimuth angles during portions of three days. An ancillary data set consisting of the agronomic and physical characteristics of the soybean field is described. The results indicate that the distribution of reflectance from a soybean field is a function of the solar illumination and viewing geometry, wavelength and row direction, as well as the state of development of the canopy. -from NASA Abstract E82-10394

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherPurdue University, Lafayette, Ind. Laboratory for Applications of Remote Sensing, LARS-042182
StatePublished - 1982


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