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Lars Eklundh


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Variation of satellite estimated LAI due to the impact of the ground vegetation cover


  • Helena Eriksson
  • Lars Eklundh
  • Per Persson
  • Emma Persson

Summary, in English

The contribution of the understorey vegetation to the spectral reflectance from the top of a forest canopy was investigated by the use of a forest canopy reflectance model. Detailed field data, i.e. forest leaf area index (LAI), tree structural parameters like the height, diameter and crown length of the trees, and the composition, distribution and reflectance of the forest floor, was collected for some common forest types in southern Sweden and used as input data to the model. Results verify that the impact of the understorey to LAI estimates is of major importance and varies with both the understorey distribution and the forest properties.


  • Lund University Library
  • Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Publishing year




Document type

Conference paper


  • Physical Geography
  • Remote Sensing


  • Canopy reflectance models
  • Forest
  • LAI
  • NDVI
  • Understorey vegetation
  • Vegetation parameters

Conference name

31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISRSE 2005: Global Monitoring for Sustainability and Security

Conference date

2005-06-20 - 2005-06-24

Conference place

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation