Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 18, 621–635, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-621-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 621–635, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-621-2021

Research article 27 Jan 2021

Research article | 27 Jan 2021

Retrieval and validation of forest background reflectivity from daily Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) data across European forests

Jan Pisek et al.

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Understory vegetation is the most diverse, least understood component of forests worldwide. Understory communities are important drivers of overstory succession and nutrient cycling. Multi-angle remote sensing enables us to describe surface properties by means that are not possible when using mono-angle data. Evaluated over an extensive set of forest ecosystem experimental sites in Europe, our reported method can deliver good retrievals, especially over different forest types with open canopies.
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