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The influence of the percentage cover and biomass of clover on the reflectance of mixed pasture

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1993
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Remote Sensing
Issue number7
Volume14
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)1439-1444
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

The reflectance of a canopy of mixed species may be affected, among other things, by the percentage cover of each species or by the proportion of each species in the total biomass. The likelihood of either property affecting reflectance is greatest when two species are differentiable spectrally and spatially as is the case for the species of grass and clover that are common in pasture in the U.K. This Letter examines the relations of the percentage cover of clover with reflectance and the proportion of clover in the total biomass with reflectance for a field of pasture in Belper in Derbyshire, U.K. using partial correlation analysis.