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Photon-Vegetation Interactions

Applications in Optical Remote Sensing and Plant Ecology

  • Ranga B. Myneni
  • Juhan Ross

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. J. Ross
    Pages 1-7
  3. R. B. Myneni, A. Marshak, Y. Knyazikhin, G. Asrar
    Pages 45-109
  4. G. V. Menzhulin, O. A. Anisimov
    Pages 111-137
  5. V. C. Vanderbilt, L. Grant, S. L. Ustin
    Pages 191-228
  6. E. A. Walter-Shea, J. M. Norman
    Pages 229-251
  7. A. R. Steinhardt
    Pages 303-337
  8. J. Ross, A. Marshak
    Pages 441-467
  9. P. Oker-Blom, J. Lappi, H. Smolander
    Pages 469-499
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 559-565

About this book


Photon-Vegetation Interactions deals with the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with vegetation canopies. The approach to the various aspects is mainly theoretical and consequently the subject is being treated as a special branch of mathematical physics. A major emphasis is on the development of theoretical methods for determining the reflection function of vegetation canopies in optical remote sensing. Furthermore, the coupling of the radiative transfer theory with leaf photosynthesis to evaluate the productivity of vegetation canopies is treated as well as the theory of photon transport in phototropic and other biological media.


Fernerkundung Phototropismus Strahlung Vegetation development electromagnetic

Editors and affiliations

  • Ranga B. Myneni
    • 1
  • Juhan Ross
    • 2
  1. 1.Hydrological Sciences BranchNASA-Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Astrophysics and Atmospheric PhysicsEstonian Academy of Sciences, TartuTõravereEstonia

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