Estimating near-infrared leaf reflectance from leaf structural characteristics.

  title={Estimating near-infrared leaf reflectance from leaf structural characteristics.},
  author={M R Slaton and E Raymond Hunt and W. Kolby Smith},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={88 2},
The relationship between near-infrared reflectance at 800 nm (NIRR) from leaves and characteristics of leaf structure known to affect photosynthesis was investigated in 48 species of alpine angiosperms. This wavelength was selected to discriminate the effects of leaf structure vs. chemical or water content on leaf reflectance. A quantitative model was first constructed correlating NIRR with leaf structural characteristics for six species, and then validated using all 48 species. Among the… CONTINUE READING