SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF IMAGES OF PLANTS UNDER STRESS USING A CLOSE-RANGE CAMERA
Keywords: Multi-Spectral Camera, MicaSense, NDVI, Vegetation, Remote Sensing
Abstract. Plants signal their health in a broader spectrum than we can see with our eyes. We compared sunlight reflectance on plants at spectral wavelengths ranging from 430 nm to 870 nm in our study. These are based on multispectral images captured at a distance of 2 m. Indoor plants were observed over a period of 18 days and stressed due to a lack of sunlight or water. Wild sedge photographed on the forest floor at close range and with a difficult capture setup produced results comparable to published multispectral signatures derived from aerial imagery. Changes of leaf reflectance were noticed in spectral signatures and in vegetation indices. When calculating vegetation indices, our results show that comparing red and red edge reflectance values is superior to comparing red and NIR reflectance values.