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14 15 This article describes the algorithmic principles used to generate LAI, fAPAR and fCover 16 estimates from VEGETATION observations. These biophysical variables are produced 17 globally at 10 days temporal sampling interval under lat-lon projection at 1/112° spatial 18 resolution. After a brief description of the VEGETATION sensors, radiometric(More)
– The Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) of several plant canopies was extensively sampled by the POLDER airborne instrument in the Alpilles-ReSeDA campaign. The 16 flights carried out over the Alpilles test site from January to October 1997 cover all the plant growth stages. Estimation of biophysical variables was undertaken by(More)
—The multi-angle imaging spectroradiometer (MISR) instrument is designed to provide global imagery at nine discrete viewing angles and four visible/near-infrared spectral bands. The MISR standard products include vegetation canopy green leaf area index (LAI) and fraction of photosynthetically active radiation absorbed by vegetation (FPAR). These products(More)
The management of expanding melanonychia in childhood is controversial. Here, we present three cases and discuss their operating indications and reconstruction. Between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2007, one boy and two girls, were operated for expanding melanonychia, involving the thumb, index finger or the middle finger. They were 2, 4, and 7 years at(More)
— The Globcover initiative comprises the development and demonstration of a service that in first instance produces a Global land cover map for year 2005/2006. Globcover uses MERIS fine resolution (300m) mode data acquired between mid 2005 and mid 2006 and, for maximum user benefit, the thematic legend is compatible with the UN Land Cover Classification(More)
— Airborne Polarization and Directional Earth Radiation (POLDER) data acquired during the boreal ecosystem-atmosphere study (BOREAS) and the four-scale model of Chen and Leblanc [10] are used to investigate radiative transfer in boreal forest. The four-scale model is based on forest canopy architecture at different scales. New aspects are incorporated into(More)