Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
Model evaluation paper
06 Oct 2020
Model evaluation paper |  | 06 Oct 2020

One-dimensional models of radiation transfer in heterogeneous canopies: a review, re-evaluation, and improved model

Brian N. Bailey, María A. Ponce de León, and E. Scott Krayenhoff


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Short summary
Numerous models of plant radiation interception based on a range of assumptions are available in the literature, but the importance of each assumption is not well understood. In this work, we evaluate several assumptions common in simple models of radiation interception in canopies with widely spaced plants by comparing against a detailed 3-D model. This yielded a simple model based on readily measurable parameters that could accurately predict interception for a wide range of architectures.