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An alternative method to compute the component fractions in the geometrical optical model: visual computing method

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6 Author(s)
Hong-Bo Su ; Inst. of Geogr. Sci. & Natural Resources Res., Chinese Acad. of Sci., Beijing, China ; Ren-Hua Zhang ; Xin-Zhai Tang ; Xiao-Min Sun
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A method called visual computing was used to solve angular four-components' proportions and directional vegetation cover fraction for discrete canopies and continuous row-planted plants. It proved effective to predict the angular characteristics on pixel scale. The method could be an alternative way to a classical solution of geometrical optical models. A visual computing method would be effective especially when the canopies' spatial distribution and shapes were irregular and could not be described statistically.

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IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 3 )