Bidirectional reflection and transmission distribution functions are measured for healthy green soybean and corn leaves in vivo, for nineteen narrow wavelength bands from 375 nm to 1000 nm. Off-normal incidence reflection distribution functions show considerable specular contributions at wavelengths of strong absorption, while transmission distribution functions show a near-lambertian shape for all wavelengths employed. An empirical m-layer leaf model affords a reasonable qualitative understanding of these scattering distributions.
© 1971 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 16, 1970
Published: January 1, 1971
H. T. Breece and R. A. Holmes, "Bidirectional Scattering Characteristics of Healthy Green Soybean and Corn Leaves in Vivo," Appl. Opt. 10, 119-127 (1971)