J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 2002, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (8): 983-989.

• Research Articles •

### Investigation on Physiological Status of Regional Vegetation Using Pushbroom Hyperspectral Imager Data

GAN Fu-Ping, WANG Run-Sheng, MA Ai-Nai and YANG Su-Ming

• Published:2002-08-21

Abstract:

To extract vegetation pigment concentration and physiological status has been studied in two test areas covered with swamp and flourish vegetation using pushbroom hyperspectral imager (PHI) data which flied in September of 2000 at Daxing'anling district of Heilongjiang Province, China. The ratio analysis of reflectance spectra (RARS) indices, which were put forward by Chappelle et al (1992), are chosen in this paper owing to their effect and simpleness against both comparison with various methods and techniques for exploration of pigment concentration and characteristics of PHI data. The correlation coefficients between RARS indices and pigment concentration of vegetation were up to 0.8. The new RARS indices modes are established in the two test areas using both PHI data and spectra of different vegetations measured in the field. The indices' parameter images of chlorophyll a (Chl a), chlorophyll b (Chl b) and carotenoids (Cars) of the test areas covered with swamp and flourish vegetation are acquired by the new RARS indices modes. Furthermore, the regional concentration of Chl a and Chl b are extracted and quantified using regression equations between RARS indices and pigment concentrations, which were built by Blackburn (1998). The results showed the physiological status and variety clearly, and are in good agreement with the distribution of vegetation in the field.

（1.  北京大学遥感与地理信息系统研究所，北京100871；2. 中国国土资源航空物探遥感中心，北京100083）

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