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Chlorophyll fluorescence emission spectrum inside a leaf

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Chlorophyll a fluorescence can be used as an early stress indicator. Fluorescence is also connected to photosynthesis so it can be proposed for global monitoring of vegetation status from a satellite platform. Nevertheless, the correct interpretation of fluorescence requires accurate physical models. The spectral shape of the leaf fluorescence free of any re-absorption effect plays a key role in the models and is difficult to measure. We present a vegetation fluorescence emission spectrum free of re-absorption based on a combination of measurements and modelling. The suggested spectrum takes into account the photosystem I and II spectra and their relative contribution to fluorescence. This emission spectrum is applicable to describe vegetation fluorescence in biospectroscopy and remote sensing.

Graphical abstract: Chlorophyll fluorescence emission spectrum inside a leaf

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The article was received on 19 Dec 2007, accepted on 06 Feb 2008 and first published on 15 Feb 2008

Article type: Technical Note
DOI: 10.1039/B719506K
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2008,7, 498-502
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    Chlorophyll fluorescence emission spectrum inside a leaf

    R. Pedrós, I. Moya, Y. Goulas and S. Jacquemoud, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2008, 7, 498
    DOI: 10.1039/B719506K

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