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Vegetation spectroscopy


Suarez, Lola; Restrepo-Coupe, Natalia; Hueni, Andreas; Chisholm, Laurie (2015). Vegetation spectroscopy. In: Held, Alex; Phinn, Stuart; Soto-Berelov, Mariela; Jones, Simon. AusCover Good Practice Guidelines: A technical handbook supporting calibration and validation activities of remotely sensed data product. St Lucia (Australia): Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network TERN, 221-233.

Abstract

Field spectroscopy involves the study of the interrelationships between the spectral characteristics of objects and their biophysical attributes in the field environment (Bauer et al., 1986; Milton, 1987). When applied to vegetated surfaces, the spectral characteristics are function of the status, composition and structure of the elements measured. There are more elements that add undesired effects to the overall signal as the soil background or the viewing and illumination geometry. Like every other measurement in the field, it is very important to be familiar with the instrument used and conscious of good practices that ensure the acquisition of reliable measurements. Moreover, for the comprehensive use of the data in future studies, it is very important to document the measurement protocol and a proper collection of measurement auxiliary data. This chapter compiles some basic theory about photon-vegetation interaction and some guidelines for field spectroscopy measurement.

Abstract

Field spectroscopy involves the study of the interrelationships between the spectral characteristics of objects and their biophysical attributes in the field environment (Bauer et al., 1986; Milton, 1987). When applied to vegetated surfaces, the spectral characteristics are function of the status, composition and structure of the elements measured. There are more elements that add undesired effects to the overall signal as the soil background or the viewing and illumination geometry. Like every other measurement in the field, it is very important to be familiar with the instrument used and conscious of good practices that ensure the acquisition of reliable measurements. Moreover, for the comprehensive use of the data in future studies, it is very important to document the measurement protocol and a proper collection of measurement auxiliary data. This chapter compiles some basic theory about photon-vegetation interaction and some guidelines for field spectroscopy measurement.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:30 Sep 2015 16:14
Last Modified:18 Feb 2018 20:29
Publisher:Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network TERN
ISBN:978-0-646-94137-0
Additional Information:Version 1.1; Kapitel 13
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.auscover.org.au/xwiki/bin/view/Good+Practice+Handbook/WebHome

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