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Uncollided transmission at lower boundary level for diffuse illumination only

This is the fraction of the incident isotropic diffuse radiation - passing through a planar reference surface of specified lateral dimension and elevation above the target, and oriented perpendicular to the underlying surface normal - that is transmitted down to the level of the background (at z = ∼ 0) without undergoing any collisions within the canopy volume that it traverses. ftran_uc_iso does not include contributions from direct illumination sources (should they be prescribed in the illumination conditions of a given RAMI experiment). ftran_uc_iso is thus the magnitude of the un-collided isotropically-diffuse radiation impinging on the background surface normalised by the magnitude of the incident isotropically-diffuse radiation at the top of the canopy (entering through the reference area).

ftran_uc_iso = transmission due to isotropically diffuse incident radiation that has no scattering interactions with the canopy.

ftran_uc_iso transmission
ftran_uc_iso transmission
The reference plane
The reference plane.

Since ftran_uc_iso measurements are independent of wavelength they will have to be carried out only once for a given canopy scene and illumination condition. Therefore please exchange the RED or NIR or B** spectral band identifiers by B00 in the names of the ftran_uc_iso measurement files. This filenaming strategies then results in the following filenames, for example, HET07_JPS_SUM_B00_Z36A000-ftran_uc_iso_raytran.mes for the Jaervselja pine stand and HET14_WCO_UND_B00_Z20A090-ftran_uc_iso_raytran.mes for the Wellington citrus orchard illuminated at $\theta_i$=20 and $\phi_i$=90 degrees, respectively.

In the case of the abstract canopies, for example, the experimental identifier HOM24_DIS_PLA_RED_Z20A000 should be changed into HOM24_DIS_PLA_B00_Z20A000 and HET10_DIS_UNI_B00_Z20A000-ftran_uc_iso_raytran.mes relates to the heterogeneous abstract canopy having the experimental identifier: HET10_DIS_UNI_20. Obviously in the case of the anisotropic background test cases, the ftran_uc_iso measurements will be the same irrespective of whether the RPV parameters relate to soil, vegetation or snow.

Content Format
ftran_uc_iso %.6f
standard deviation of ftran_uc_iso estimate* %.6f

*: if available, otherwise set to −1.000000.

0.123456	-1.000000