Comparing three canopy reflectance models with hyperspectral multi-angular satellite data

M. Schlerf*, W. Verhoef, H. Buddenbaum, J. Hill, C. Atzberger, A. Skidmore

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Studies that compare modelled reflectances with satellite-measured reflectances for different wavelengths and view angles are still rare. We compared model outputs from three different canopy reflectance models (SLC, FRT and INFORM) with satellite measured reflectances (Chris/PROBA). Comparison of the simulated directional reflectances reveals general agreement but also some differences among the models. In general, the radiative transfer models produce signatures comparable to measured ones for spruce and beech forest of different age and canopy structure.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalThe International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Issue number7/C50
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing, ISPMSRS 2007 - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 12 Mar 200714 Mar 2007


  • Canopy reflectance models
  • forward modelling
  • radiative transfer
  • hyperspectral
  • multi-angular

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