Document Type : Original Article


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2 Professor in Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing & Data Management Ltd./KNToosi University of Technology


The leaf water content is a specific index for the assessment of the physiological status of the plant based on the water content of the vegetation. This research provides an appropriate model based on the reflectance spectra between 400 and 2500 nm to estimate the leaf water content. We examined 53 different species of the well-known Leaf Optical Properties Experiment and a total of 263 spectral curves were employed in a supervised modelling procedure. for this purpose, three different linear models were proposed based on the two different indices and their combination. The first index refers to the ratio of reflectance value in two wavelengths and the second one is the ratio of the derivative of the spectral curve slop in two wavelengths. The experimental results indicate the dependence between the water absorption bands and leaf water content. Finally determination of coefficient for hybrid linear model, which is used both indices, resulted to be 87 percent, indicating a very good fit. Also, the 0.06 relative root mean square error represents the aceptable accuracy in the water content modelling


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