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A Simple Method for Retrieving Understory NDVI in Sparse Needleleaf Forests in Alaska Using MODIS BRDF Data

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2014

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Yang, Wei, Kobayashi, Hideki, Suzuki, Rikie, and Nasahara, Kenlo Nishida, 2014, A Simple Method for Retrieving Understory NDVI in Sparse Needleleaf Forests in Alaska Using MODIS BRDF Data: Remote Sensing, v. 6, no. 12, p. 11936-11955.

Summary

Global products of leaf area index (LAI) usually show large uncertainties in sparsely vegetated areas because the understory contribution is not negligible in reflectance modeling for the case of low to intermediate canopy cover. Therefore, many efforts have been made to include understory properties in LAI estimation algorithms. Compared with the conventional data bank method, estimation of forest understory properties from satellite data is superior in studies at a global or continental scale over long periods. However, implementation of the current remote sensing method based on multi-angular observations is complicated. As an alternative, a simple method to retrieve understory NDVI (NDVIu) for sparse boreal forests was proposed [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.3390/rs61211936
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 20724292

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