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Solar Domain

RAMI1 phase

Within this section of the RAMI initiative homogeneous environments have to be simulated where scatterers possess the typical optical properties of vegetation in the red and near-infrared spectral domain. Two types of homogeneous environments are being considered:

Homogeneous environments are typically represented with 1-dimensional models, where the only spatial coordinate represented explicitly is along the vertical.

However, for the case of finite-sized scatterers, the geophysical medium is intrinsically 3-dimensional, since the individual scatterers are oriented finite size objects, even though it may be simulated statistically without an explicit representation of horizontal variations.

Prior to the performing of any RT model simulations, please refer to the 'definitions' pages for detailed instructions regarding the angular sign conventions for BRF simulations, as well as precise definitions of the required leaf normal distributions and other RT model technicalities. Also read the relevant file naming and formatting conventions that must be adhered to by all participants.