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Turbid testcase

Phase: RAMI2

This set of experiments was suggested to simulate the radiative transfer regime in the red and near infra-red spectral bands for homogeneous environmental scenes composed of a 'gas' of dimension-less particles representing the leaves (to be treated as a turbid medium), located over a horizontal plane standing for the underlying soil surface.

The particles were randomly distributed non-dimensional scatterers characterized by the specified radiative properties (reflectance, transmittance), and the orientation of the normals to the scatterers followed either a uniform or a planophile distribution function. The radiative properties of the underlying soil were also specified (in this case a simple Lambertian scattering law). The particular values selected for these input variables represented classical plant canopy conditions.

Such a scene cannot be visualized.

The tables below provide the details required to execute each of the experiments in this category. Every table is preceeded by the corresponding experiment identifier tag that is needed in the naming of the various measurement results files (see file naming and formatting conventions).

The first set of tables describes the simulation scenarios for a turbid vegetation canopy having an uniform leaf normal distribution