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Rochdi, N, Fernandes, R (2010). Systematic mapping of Leaf Area Index across Canada using 250-meter MODIS data. REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT, 114(5), 1130-1135.

An approach to generate a 250-meter Canada wide Leaf Area Index (LAI) map using 250-meter MODIS data is described. The full processing chain is introduced. The approach is based on intercalibration of Landsat and MODIS vegetation indices (VI's) combined with LAI-VI's empirical relationships. Preliminary validation over two sites where field work was carried out shows promising results. Intercalibration of MODIS VI's before deriving LAI maps provides up to 65% improvement of the LAI overall accuracy. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.



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