SW/Tool Type:
Open Source

Name:
PROSAIL

Description:
The combined PROSPECT leaf optical properties model and SAIL canopy bidirectional reflectance model, also referred to as PROSAIL, has been used for about sixteen years to study plant canopy spectral and directional reflectance in the solar domain. PROSAIL has also been used to develop new methods for retrieval of vegetation biophysical properties. It links the spectral variation of canopy reflectance, which is mainly related to leaf biochemical contents, with its directional variation, which is primarily related to canopy architecture and soil/vegetation contrast. This link is key to simultaneous estimation of canopy biophysical/structural variables for applications in agriculture, plant physiology, and ecology at different scales. PROSAIL has become one of the most popular radiative transfer tools due to its ease of use, general robustness, and consistent validation by lab/field/space experiments over the years.

Contact Point:
baret@avignon.inra.fr

eben@amazonico.org

jean-baptiste.feret@teledetection.fr

christophe.francois@u-psud.fr

j.gomez-dans@ucl.ac.uk

jacquemoud@ipgp.fr

lukas.lehnert@staff.un

i-marburg.de
guy.serbin@teagasc.ie

robin@rtwilson.com

Missions:
    Multiple


Instruments:
    Multiple


Mission_stage:
None

Software/tool_category:
Exploitation

Company:
Multiple

Date released:
None

Operative System:
NA

Version:
5B

Documents Linked:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2008.01.026

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Created At: May 1, 2019, 12:23 p.m. Updated At: May 1, 2019, 12:23 p.m. Date Featured: None