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Is there spectral variation in the polarized reflectance of leaves?
Author(s): V. C. Vanderbilt; C. S. T. Daughtry; L. L. Biehl
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Paper Abstract

The light scattered by plant canopies depends in part on the light scattering/absorbing properties of the leaves and is key to understanding the remote sensing process in the optical domain. Here we specifically looked for evidence of fine spectral detail in the polarized portion of the light reflected from the individual leaves of five species of plants measured at Brewsters angle over the wavelength range 450 to 2300nm. Our results show no strong, unambiguous evidence of narrow band spectral variation of the polarized portion of the reflectance factor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9099, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XI, 909916 (21 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2051092
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V. C. Vanderbilt, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
C. S. T. Daughtry, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (United States)
L. L. Biehl, Purdue Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9099:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XI
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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