A new approach for simulating forest albedo based on spectral invariants

Pauline Stenberg*, Petr Lukeš, Miina Rautiainen, Terhikki Manninen

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Abstract

A simple approach for simulating forest albedo based on the spectral invariants theory was applied to produce the black-sky albedos of 644 boreal forest stands composed of Scots pine, Norway spruce and Silver birch. Results were compared to those simulated using a detailed forest radiative transfer model with input from an extensive forest inventory database. The model based on the spectral invariants produced similar ranges of albedo values for the stands of all species as the detailed model, indicating that despite its simplicity and limited input variables it is flexible enough when predicting the albedo of a forest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalRemote Sensing of Environment
Volume137
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Absorption
  • Albedo
  • Boreal forest
  • Photon recollision probability
  • Reflectance model

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