Development of a Vegetation Index Optimized for the Sea WiFS Instrument (Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document)
The Sea WiFS instrument was designed to support various applications related to the observation and exploitation of ocean colour. In the context of the Global Environmental Information System (GEIS) project of SAI, this instrument is also appropriate for the study of terrestrial surfaces, typically the identification and classification of surface types, and the quantitative characterization of the vegetation cover over land. Various approaches can be pursued to extract the desired information from remote sensing data in general and from Sea WiFS observations in particular. This specific project aims at developing a spectral index optimized to monitor the state and evolution of the vegetation cover through an estimation of the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) in the plant canopy on the basis of Sea WiFS data.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR: 18976 EN (1999), 21pp, Euro: Free of charge
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Record Number: 200013089 / Last updated on: 2001-06-12
Original language: en
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