7 September 2017 Optical spectral characterization of leaves for endemic species from La Primavera forest
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La Primavera forest is the main climate regulator in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, the second most populated megalopolis in Mexico with approximately 4.4 million people. This forest area has been a focus of fires in the last decade and it is deteriorating the quality of life of the inhabitants. Leaves from the endemic forest provide information about their biochemical composition and physiology. This information is enclosed in the spectral range of the visible band to the middle infrared (400 nm at 2500 nm). In this paper we examine the reflectance of six endemic species leaves of La Primavera forest, considering the measurement in fresh and dry samples. Measurements will be obtained with a Vis-NIR spectrometer that uses a calibrated light source. A formal collection of the optical properties of tree leaves in La Primavera forest does not exist, but it is important to classify about the type of vegetation in the area. In addition, it will provide information to generate vegetation inventories, provide data to the forest fire prevention systems, pest control and erosion in the area.
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R. C. Barragán, Marija Strojnik, Antonio Rodríguez-Rivas, G. Garcia-Torales, Francisco Javier González, "Optical spectral characterization of leaves for endemic species from La Primavera forest", Proc. SPIE 10403, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXV, 104030W (7 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275740; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275740
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