Articles | Volume 12, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 12, 5995–6015, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5995-2015

Special issue: EUROSPEC – spectral sampling tools for vegetation biophysical...

Biogeosciences, 12, 5995–6015, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5995-2015

Research article 21 Oct 2015

Research article | 21 Oct 2015

Interpreting canopy development and physiology using a European phenology camera network at flux sites

L. Wingate et al.

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The timing of plant development stages and their response to climate and management were investigated using a network of digital cameras installed across different European ecosystems. Using the relative red, green and blue content of images we showed that the green signal could be used to estimate the length of the growing season in broadleaf forests. We also developed a model that predicted the seasonal variations of camera RGB signals and how they relate to leaf pigment content and area well.
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