Journal article

Estimating radiation interception in an olive orchard using physical models and multispectral airborne imagery

ML Guillen-Climent, PJ Zarco-Tejada, FJ Villalobos

ISRAEL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES | SCIENCE FROM ISRAEL-DIVISION OF LASER PAGES PUBL LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

This study was conducted to estimate the fraction of Intercepted Photosinthetically Active Radiation (fIPAR) in an olive orchard. The method proposed to estimate fIPAR in olive canopies consisted of a coupled radiative transfer model that linked the 3D Forest Light Interaction Model (FLIGHT) and the Orchard Radiation Interception Model (ORIM). This method was used to assess the estimation of instantaneous fIPAR as a function of planting grids, percentage cover, and soil effects. The linked model was tested against field measurements of fIPAR acquired for a commercial olive orchard, where study plots showing a gradient in the canopy structure and percentage cover were selected. High-resolutio..

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Awarded by Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN)


Awarded by Junta de Andalucia-Excelencia


Funding Acknowledgements

Financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) for projects AGL2009-13105, CONSOLIDER CSD2006-67, and AGL2003-01468 is gratefully acknowledged, as well as the Junta de Andalucia-Excelencia AGR-595 and FEDER. M. L. Guillen-Climent was supported by a JAE grant of CSIC, co-funded by the European Social Fund. P.R.J. North is gratefully acknowledged for sharing the FLIGHT code. The members of the QuantaLab-IAS-CSIC are acknowledged for scientific and technical support in field and airborne campaigns.