A comparison of forest canopy transmittance estimators

  • Authors: Smith, E.R.; Riitters, Kurt H.
  • Publication Year: 1994
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Can. J. For. Res., Vol. 24: 188-192


Multiple sensors, and alternate statistical estimators, were tested for measuring canopy transmittance in four stands under a variety of sky conditions. On a given day, stand average transmittance estimates were insensitive to degree of synchronization of the sensors used to measure under-canopy and incoming radiation. In comparisons to periodic measurement of incoming radiation with a single radiometer, the use of an additional sensor in the open does not automatically improve the estimates of stand average transmittance.

  • Citation: Smith, E.R.; Riitters, Kurt H. 1994. A comparison of forest canopy transmittance estimators. Can. J. For. Res., Vol. 24: 188-192
  • Posted Date: February 13, 2007
  • Modified Date: February 14, 2007
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