Infrared reflection from plants

Michael L Roginsky d_micro at ix.netcom.com
Thu Dec 14 17:24:39 EST 1995


In <4anli5$rdm at ari.ari.net> cbf at ari.net writes: 
>
>I am looking for information on infrared radiation reflected from
plants for my research on infrared 
>photography.  My understanding is that chlorophyll is not the agent of
radiation, as it is transparent to the 
>infrared.  What ,then, causes such a high degree of reflection of
infrared light?  I am a photographer, not a 
>botonist, but am willing to do what is necessary to understand this.
>
>Thanks for any and all help.
>
>george
>>George neither am I but since I use infrared sensors for other
>>purposes, plants absorb heat just as a piece of lumber. That's why
>>camouflage using nylon nets flunk protection because of the hidden
>>equipment and people. That's about all I can say.......good luck!



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