Abstract

Spectral bidirectional reflectance values are presented at the 0.52-μm wavelength based on measured values of the radiation field of four vegetated surfaces: savannah, bog, pasture land, and coniferous forest, which cover a wide range of natural vegetated canopies. The results are given as examples of the full set of bidirectional reflectance values which consists of data at seven wavelengths between 0.43 μm and 2.20 μm for each of the four surfaces. (From July 1977, the full set of data is available from the author on request.) The data may be applied for calculations of the radiative transfer in the atmosphere with realistic ground properties instead of isotropic albedo values.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

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