Inverse Modeling of Radiative Transfer by Two-Stream Approximation using the Luus-Jaakola Method

F. F. Ferreira, J. M. Krieger, G. B. Lyra, W. R. Telles, J. L. Souza, A. J. Silva Neto


The simulation of terrestrial ecosystem processes, using numerical biosphere-atmosphere models that can be coupled to the Atmospheric Models, assist in a better diagnosis and forecast of climate and weather. To be able to represent a particular region, biome or ecosystem, the model parameters need to be adjusted for local conditions. This work aims to assess the Luus-Jaakola (LJ) method in the optimization of the parameters in a two-stream radiative transfer model applied to a vegetation canopy. Solar radiation components (incident, S↓, and reflected, S↑) were measured above a sugarcane crop in a Tropical region from February 17 to 24, 2006. Among the combinations of internal and external iterations evaluated for Luss-Jaakola method, 60/30 (external/internal) iterations presented more precise albedo ( = S↑/S↓) simulated (r^2 = 0.7386) and, for the accuracy of the simulated , even though the 60/40 combination had the smallest percentual error (6.40%), the 60/30 combination was 0.03% higher. The precision and accuracy of S↑ was greater with the parameters obtained by the inverse problem with the combination of 60/30 (external/internal) iterations respectively. In general, the behavior of simulated S↑ at the top of the canopy was  underestimated compared to the observed S↑, especially in the early morning. For the simulated  at the top of the canopy, the model's overestimation was observed at the lowest values of albedo. When the largest albedos are observed, only at the beginning of the day the model underestimated the values.  As shown by the tests result, the parameters optimized by Luus-Jaakola method  have an adequate representation of the observed data.


Inverse Problem; Luus-Jaakola; Sensitivity Analisys.

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