prospectd {ccrtm}R Documentation

PROSPECT model version D


The PROSPECTD leaf reflectance model. The model was implemented based on Jacquemoud and Ustin (2019), and is further described in detail in Feret et al (2017). PROSPECT models use the plate models developed in Allen (1969) and Stokes (1862).





A named vector of PROSPECT parameters (note: program ignores case):

  • [1] = leaf structure parameter (N)

  • [2] = chlorophyll a+b content in ug/cm2 (Cab)

  • [3] = carotenoids content in ug/cm2 (Car)

  • [4] = Leaf anthocyanin content (ug/cm2) (Canth)

  • [5] = brown pigments content in arbitrary units (Cbrown)

  • [6] = equivalent water thickness in g/cm2 (Cw)

  • [7] = leaf dry matter content in g/cm2 - lma - (Cm)


spectra matrix with leaf reflectance and transmission for wavelengths 400 to 2500nm:


Jacquemoud, S., and Ustin, S. (2019). Leaf optical properties. Cambridge University Press.

Feret, J.B., Gitelson, A.A., Noble, S.D., Jacquemoud, S. (2017). PROSPECT-D: Towards modeling leaf optical properties through a complete lifecycle. Remote Sens. Environ. 193, 204-215.

Allen W.A., Gausman H.W., Richardson A.J., Thomas J.R. (1969), Interaction of isotropic ligth with a compact plant leaf, Journal of the Optical Society of American, 59:1376-1379.

Stokes G.G. (1862), On the intensity of the light reflected from or transmitted through a pile of plates, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 11:545-556.

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