Wide Dynamic Range Vegetation Index for remote quantification of biophysical characteristics of vegetation.

  title={Wide Dynamic Range Vegetation Index for remote quantification of biophysical characteristics of vegetation.},
  author={Anatoly A. Gitelson},
  journal={Journal of plant physiology},
  volume={161 2},
  • A. Gitelson
  • Published 2004
  • Environmental Science, Mathematics
  • Journal of plant physiology
The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is widely used for monitoring, analyzing, and mapping temporal and spatial distributions of physiological and biophysical characteristics of vegetation. It is well documented that the NDVI approaches saturation asymptotically under conditions of moderate-to-high aboveground biomass. While reflectance in the red region (rho(red)) exhibits a nearly flat response once the leaf area index (LAI) exceeds 2, the near infrared (NIR) reflectance (PNIR… 

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