Bi-directional Reflectance: Wheat Canopy Example

The wheat canopy data set contains spectral data and imagery collected in 1999. The site is an AMERIFLUX tower site at the Department of Energy ARM-CART region in north central Oklahoma (36.77 N; 97.13 W) near Ponca City, Oklahoma. The 20km x 20km area surrounding the cultivated wheat site is approximately 75% in wheat.

The three dates represent different green and brown leaf area index (LAI):

Date BRDF Data Measured at Solar Zenith Angles Total LAI Green LAI Brown LAI
March 25 55,45 2.0 1.7 0.3
May 8 55,45,35,25 5.0 4.3 0.7
May 26 55,45,35,25 3.7 1.4 2.3

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