Dawson, T.P., Curran, P. and Plummer, S.E., 1998. LIBERTY — modeling the effects of leaf biochemical concentration on reflectance spectra. Remote Sensing of Environment, 65 (1), pp. 50-60.
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The conifer leaf model LIBERTY (Leaf Incorporating Biochemistry Exhibiting Reflectance and Transmittance Yields) is an adaptation of radiative transfer theory for determining the optical properties of powders. LIBERTY provides a simulation, at a fine spectral resolution, of quasiinfinite leaf reflectance (as represented by stacked leaves) and single leaf reflectance. Single leaf reflectance and transmittance are important input variables to vegetation canopy reflectance models. A prototype parameterization of LIBERTY was based upon measurements of pine needles and known absorption coefficients of pure component leaf biochemicals. The estimated infinite-reflectance output was compared with the spectra of both dried and fresh pine needles with root mean square errors (RMSE) of 2.87% and 1.73%, respectively. The comparisons between measured and estimated reflectance and transmittance values for single needles were also very accurate with RSME of 1.84% and 1.12%, respectively. Initial inversion studies have demonstrated that significant improvements can be made to LIBERTY by utilizing in vivo absorption coefficients which have been determined by the inversion process. These results demonstrate the capability of LIBERTY to model accurately the spectral response of pine needles.
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