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The Light Environment of Plant Canopies

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In Ch. 14 plant canopies are treated as big leaves. We did not worry about their structure or the details of how the leaves make up the canopy, we just assumed that we could find a canopy conductance for vapor and boundary layer conductances for heat and vapor. Combining these with the absorbed radiation and soil heat flux densities allowed us to compute canopy temperatures and transpiration rates. We even estimated carbon assimilation rates by knowing transpiration rate or light interception.

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  • Normalize Difference Vegetation Index
  • Leaf Area Index
  • Zenith Angle
  • Plant Canopy
  • Diffuse Radiation

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Campbell, G.S., Norman, J.M. (1998). The Light Environment of Plant Canopies. In: An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1626-1_15

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