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Leaf area index (LAI) is a key biophysical parameter used to determine foliage cover and crop growth in environmental studies in order to assess crop yield. ... Frequently, plant canopy analyzers (LAI-2000) and digital cameras for hemispherical photography (DHP) are used for indirect effective plant area index (PAI e f f ) estimates. ... The authors would like to thank the Spanish rice farmers for allowing collecting in situ data within their fields. ...doi:10.3390/rs8030202 fatcat:3gy76gep5jcxznfur5fvcipjau
This paper presents and evaluates multitemporal LAI estimates derived from Sentinel-2A data on rice cultivated area identified using time series of Sentinel-1A images over the main European rice districts ... Defined as half of the total green leaf area per unit ground surface area , LAI plays a key role in land surface models  and can be used to address various agricultural issues, such as rice crop ... Acknowledgments: The research leading to these results was conducted within the ERMES FP7 project ...doi:10.3390/rs9030248 fatcat:2v6g3wfey5dhveeuuc7wv67dxy