26: Light Interaction With Plants



Monday, Half Day
1:30 – 5:15 pm
Room 007AB

Physically and biologically based models of light interaction with foliar tissues. This course provides implementation details and background information that are often omitted from publications. The emphasis is on scientific issues that must be addressed to achieve a synthesis of realistic and predictable plant images.

Prerequisites
Familiarity with rendering techniques such as ray tracing and path tracing. Working knowledge of basic optics concepts and radiometric terms. Experience with Monte Carlo methods is helpful, but not required.

Topics
Spectrophotometric and goniophotometric measurements, biological factors that affect scattering and absorption of light by plants, models used in botany and remote-sensing applications, and biologically based models aimed at rendering applications. Advanced components of this course will address accuracy and performance issues.

Organizers/Lecturers
Gladimir Baranoski
University of Waterloo

Jon Rokne
University of Calgary


Schedule


1:30 Introduction
Rokne
1:35 Measurement Procedures
Rokne
2:00 Biological Issues
Rokne
2:20 Review of Models Used in Botany and Remote Sensing Applications
Baranoski
3:15 Break
3:20 The Multiple-Layer Scattering Model (Hanrahan and Krueger, 1993)
Baranoski
3:45 The Algorithmic Reflectance and Scattering Model (Baranoski and Rokne, 1997)
Baranoski
4:20 The Foliar Scattering Model (Baranoski and Rokne, 2001)
Rokne
4:45 What is Next?
Rokne
5:00 Summary
Rokne
5:05 Panel Discussion
Baranoski and Rokne




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