Index: Relative Water Content Index

Relative Water Content Index

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Name Relative Water Content Index
Abbreviation RWC
Formula ( FW - DW ) FW - DW
Variables
Expl. of Variables where FW is the field weight, DW the oven dry weight, and TW the turgid weight. Limitations of retrieving RWC using reflectance in the optical domain have been discussed by Bowman (1989) and Ripple (1986)
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Source Original formula
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Applications

Nr. Name Comment
1 Vegetation
2 Vegetation - Water

References

Nr. Author/Title Year Comment
1 Ceccato, Pietro; Flasse, Stéphane; Tarantola, Stefano; Jacquemoud, Stéphane; Grégoire, Jean-Marie - Detecting vegetation leaf water content using reflectance in the optical domain 2001
2 Hunt Jr, Raymond E.; Rock, Barrett N.; Nobel, Park S. - Measurement of leaf relative water content by infrared reflectance 1987

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