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Scattering by Arbitrarily Inclined Leaves (SAIL) Model
Entry ID: USDA_ARS_SAIL
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Summary
Abstract: The Scattering by Arbitrarily Inclined Leaves (SAIL) Model is a widely used model that describes light interaction in vegetation canopies. This model is based on very idealized canopy architectural features and transport formulas that assume the plant stand is horizontally homogeneous and laterally infinite. WinSail is adapted from a DOS version of Sail developed by Dr. Moon Kim, USDA, Agricultural Research Service. The software also allows you to vary the solar zenith angle, the Leaf Area Index (the area of leaves per unit area of ground) and the reflectance and transmittance of the vegetation in four separate wavebands, as well as the reflectance of the soil substrate and the proportion of sky radiance in these bands. Finally, for advanced use, the software allows you to vary the leaf inclination angle distribution (i.e., the geometric structure of the vegetation canopy).

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Description: BOREAS TE-18 GeoSail Canopy Reflectance Model.

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Description: Additional information on the Scattering by Arbitrarily Inclined Leaves (SAIL) Model.
Service Citation
Originators: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Title: Scattering by Arbitrarily Inclined Leaves (SAIL) Model
Provider: USDA Agricultural Research Service
URL: http://www.ars.usda.gov/services/software/download.htm?softwareid=12
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
Access Constraints
Users must complete a registration form in order to download software.
Service Provider
Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture

Service Provider Personnel
Name: USDA-ARS
Phone: 254-770-6500
Fax: 254-770-6561
Contact Address:
USDA-ARS
Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory
808 E. Blackland Rd.
City: Temple
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 76502
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

USDA-ARS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 254-770-6500
Fax: 254-770-6561
Contact Address:
USDA-ARS
Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory
808 E. Blackland Rd.
City: Temple
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 76502
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2007-04-10
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-12-21
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