Detecting leaf water content using intensity data from terrestrial laser scanner

Xi Zhu, Andrew K. Skidmore, Roshanak Darvishzadeh, Tiejun Wang

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Highlights: We investigated the possibility of estimating leaf water content (LWC) using radiometric corrected intensity data from terrestrial laser scanner (TLS). Firstly, a reflection model was used to remove specular intensity caused by leaf surface at perpendicular angle; and then reference targets were applied to correct the incidence angle effect. Results show the accuracy of the estimation of leaf water content was significantly improved after the radiometric correction (R2=0.757).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SilviLaser 2015
Subtitle of host publication14th conference on Lidar Applications for Assessing and Managing Forest Ecosystems : September 28-30, 2015 – La Grande Motte, France
EditorsS. Durrieu, C. Véga
Place of PublicationGermany
PublisherInternational Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing ISPRS
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventSilviLaser 2015 (14th : 2015) - , France
Duration: 28 Sept 201530 Sept 2015
Conference number: 14th


ConferenceSilviLaser 2015 (14th : 2015)


  • leaf water content
  • laser intensity
  • leaf surface
  • specular intensity
  • incidence angle


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