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19 August 1998 Optical vegetation coverage is a better parameter for estimating vegetation biomass
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Optical vegetation coverage can be defined as the ratio of the optical information content of the actual vegetation to that of at the full of vegetation in pixel. Its reflectance model of NOAA/AVHRR is as follows: Cov equals RA2-RA1- rso/RA2V-RA1V-rso Where: Cov is optical vegetation coverage; RA2 and RA1 are respectively the reflectances of the second and the first channel; RA2V and RA1V are respectively the reflectance of the second and the first channel at the full of vegetation; rso is a constant, which is the difference of soil reflectance between the second channel and the first channel. Similarly, its radiance model of NOAA/AVHRR is as follows: Cov equals BA2-BA1-bso/BA2V-BA1V-bso Its geometric meaning is analogous to the ratio of the projection of plant branches and leaves to pixel area. OVC has removed effects of soil background, and shows the weight of vegetation optical information, moreover, it has a uniform standard, as a parameter for estimating vegetation biomass, it is better than DVI, RVI and NVI. This parameter is used to monitor vegetation growing in Xinjiang and achieved good results. In order to extract the spectral information of soil water contents, Cov is used to decompose pixels and removed the vegetation effects.
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Peijun Liu, Lin Zhang, Ranghui Wang, and Zili Fan "Optical vegetation coverage is a better parameter for estimating vegetation biomass", Proc. SPIE 3504, Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring, (19 August 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319520
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