SAIL specifications

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Application/Script, Package/Module
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Scattering by Arbitrarily Inclined Leaves
Command line interface
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Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
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  • 4SAIL


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  • Wout Verhoef <>


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National Aerospace Laboratory, Emmeloord, Netherlands; Alterra Green World Research, Wageningen University and Research Center, Wageningen, Netherlands; Beijing Research Institute of Uranium Geology, China National Nuclear Corporation, Beijing, China; International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation ITC, Enschede, Netherlands

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Supported in part by the National Aerospace Laboratory’s own Research Program; by the European Space Agency (ESA), ESTEC Contract 17179/03/NL/GS, Validation of the Surface Processes and Ecosystem Changes Through Response Analysis (SPECTRA) Mission Concept using Earth System Models and Land Surface Experiments; by an Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) fellowship from the Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management, and Fisheries; by the Netherlands Users’ Support Program (SRON GO) under Grant EO-049; by the EC FP6 GMES EAGLE Project, Contract 502057; and by China’s Special Funds for Major State Basic Research, Project G2000077900, part of the “Quantitative of Remote Sensing theory and application for Land Surface Parameters (QRSLSP)” Project.

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