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Derivation of Soil Line Influence on Two-Band Vegetation Indices and Vegetation Isolines

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Yoshioka, Hiroki [1] ; Miura, Tomoaki [2] ; Dematte, Jose A. M. [3] ; Batchily, Karim [4] ; Huete, Alfredo R. [5]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Aichi Prefectural Univ, Dept Informat Sci & Technol, Nagakute, Aichi 4801198 - Japan
[2] Univ Hawaii Manoa, Dept Nat Resources & Environm Management, Coll Trop Agr & Human Resources, Honolulu, HI 96822 - USA
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Soil Sci, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[4] Nat Resources Conservat Serv, USDA, Athens, GA 30601 - USA
[5] Univ Arizona, Dept Soil Water & Environm Sci, Tucson, AZ 85721 - USA
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: REMOTE SENSING; v. 1, n. 4, p. 842-857, DEC 2009.
Web of Science Citations: 10

This paper introduces derivations of soil line influences on two-band vegetation indices (VIs) and vegetation isolines in the red and near infra-red reflectance space. Soil line variations are described as changes in the soil line parameters (slope and offset) and the red reflectance of the soil surface. A general form of a VI model equation written as a ratio of two linear functions (e.g., NDVI and SAVI) was assumed. It was found that relative VI variations can be approximated by a linear combination of the three soil parameters. The derived expressions imply the possibility of estimating and correcting for soil-induced bias errors in VIs and their derived biophysical parameters, caused by the assumption of a general soil line, through the use of external data sources such as regional soil maps. (AU)