Canopy structure analysis: Metodological basis and data deliability and coherence evaluation with the application program TDL 2.0

J. L. Bengoa


In this paper, metodological basis for obtaining leaf area index and mean leaf inclination angle are presented. Also an application program (TDL 2.0) for estimating these parameters is presented. It makes use of data obtained from LI-COR LAI-2000 measurements, evaluates data reliability and coherence, and shows partial results on the screen for a visual assessment by the user. At last, differences with the C2000 utility are highlighted.


LAI; TDL; Indice de área foliar; Angulo medio foliar; LAI-2000; C2000