Spectral properties of coniferous forests: A review of in situ and laboratory measurements

Miina Rautiainen, Petr Lukeš, Lucie Homolová, Aarne Hovi, Jan Pisek, Matti Mõttus

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Coniferous species are present in almost all major vegetation biomes on Earth, though they are the most abundant in the northern hemisphere, where they form the northern tree and forest lines close to the Arctic Circle. Monitoring coniferous forests with satellite and airborne remote sensing is active, due to the forests' great ecological and economic importance. We review the current understanding of spectral behavior of different components forming coniferous forests. We look at the spatial, directional, and seasonal variations in needle, shoot, woody element, and understory spectra in coniferous forests, based on measurements. Through selected case studies, we also demonstrate how coniferous canopy spectra vary at different spatial scales, and in different viewing angles and seasons. Finally, we provide a synthesis of gaps in the current knowledge on spectra of elements forming coniferous forests that could also serve as a recommendation for planning scientific efforts in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number207
JournalRemote Sensing
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

Fingerprint

coniferous forest
biome
understory
Northern Hemisphere
seasonal variation
shoot
canopy
remote sensing
laboratory
in situ
vegetation
monitoring
economics

Keywords

  • Albedo
  • BRDF
  • Conifer
  • Forest
  • Needle
  • Reflectance
  • Shoot
  • Spectrum
  • Transmittance
  • Understory

Cite this

Rautiainen, Miina ; Lukeš, Petr ; Homolová, Lucie ; Hovi, Aarne ; Pisek, Jan ; Mõttus, Matti. / Spectral properties of coniferous forests : A review of in situ and laboratory measurements. In: Remote Sensing. 2018 ; Vol. 10, No. 2.
@article{f0a89b45516f43fdbff3985bb3604267,
title = "Spectral properties of coniferous forests: A review of in situ and laboratory measurements",
abstract = "Coniferous species are present in almost all major vegetation biomes on Earth, though they are the most abundant in the northern hemisphere, where they form the northern tree and forest lines close to the Arctic Circle. Monitoring coniferous forests with satellite and airborne remote sensing is active, due to the forests' great ecological and economic importance. We review the current understanding of spectral behavior of different components forming coniferous forests. We look at the spatial, directional, and seasonal variations in needle, shoot, woody element, and understory spectra in coniferous forests, based on measurements. Through selected case studies, we also demonstrate how coniferous canopy spectra vary at different spatial scales, and in different viewing angles and seasons. Finally, we provide a synthesis of gaps in the current knowledge on spectra of elements forming coniferous forests that could also serve as a recommendation for planning scientific efforts in the future.",
keywords = "Albedo, BRDF, Conifer, Forest, Needle, Reflectance, Shoot, Spectrum, Transmittance, Understory",
author = "Miina Rautiainen and Petr Lukeš and Lucie Homolov{\'a} and Aarne Hovi and Jan Pisek and Matti M{\~o}ttus",
year = "2018",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3390/rs10020207",
language = "English",
volume = "10",
journal = "Remote Sensing",
issn = "2072-4292",
publisher = "MDPI",
number = "2",

}

Spectral properties of coniferous forests : A review of in situ and laboratory measurements. / Rautiainen, Miina; Lukeš, Petr; Homolová, Lucie; Hovi, Aarne; Pisek, Jan; Mõttus, Matti.

In: Remote Sensing, Vol. 10, No. 2, 207, 01.02.2018.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Spectral properties of coniferous forests

T2 - A review of in situ and laboratory measurements

AU - Rautiainen, Miina

AU - Lukeš, Petr

AU - Homolová, Lucie

AU - Hovi, Aarne

AU - Pisek, Jan

AU - Mõttus, Matti

PY - 2018/2/1

Y1 - 2018/2/1

N2 - Coniferous species are present in almost all major vegetation biomes on Earth, though they are the most abundant in the northern hemisphere, where they form the northern tree and forest lines close to the Arctic Circle. Monitoring coniferous forests with satellite and airborne remote sensing is active, due to the forests' great ecological and economic importance. We review the current understanding of spectral behavior of different components forming coniferous forests. We look at the spatial, directional, and seasonal variations in needle, shoot, woody element, and understory spectra in coniferous forests, based on measurements. Through selected case studies, we also demonstrate how coniferous canopy spectra vary at different spatial scales, and in different viewing angles and seasons. Finally, we provide a synthesis of gaps in the current knowledge on spectra of elements forming coniferous forests that could also serve as a recommendation for planning scientific efforts in the future.

AB - Coniferous species are present in almost all major vegetation biomes on Earth, though they are the most abundant in the northern hemisphere, where they form the northern tree and forest lines close to the Arctic Circle. Monitoring coniferous forests with satellite and airborne remote sensing is active, due to the forests' great ecological and economic importance. We review the current understanding of spectral behavior of different components forming coniferous forests. We look at the spatial, directional, and seasonal variations in needle, shoot, woody element, and understory spectra in coniferous forests, based on measurements. Through selected case studies, we also demonstrate how coniferous canopy spectra vary at different spatial scales, and in different viewing angles and seasons. Finally, we provide a synthesis of gaps in the current knowledge on spectra of elements forming coniferous forests that could also serve as a recommendation for planning scientific efforts in the future.

KW - Albedo

KW - BRDF

KW - Conifer

KW - Forest

KW - Needle

KW - Reflectance

KW - Shoot

KW - Spectrum

KW - Transmittance

KW - Understory

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85042532724&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3390/rs10020207

DO - 10.3390/rs10020207

M3 - Review Article

AN - SCOPUS:85042532724

VL - 10

JO - Remote Sensing

JF - Remote Sensing

SN - 2072-4292

IS - 2

M1 - 207

ER -