leaf area index

By admin_wla | Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:13
The area of foliage per unit area of ground. Conventionally this refers to the ratio of the area of the upper side of the leaves in a canopy projected onto a flat surface to the area of the surface under the canopy. Occasionally this has been used in reference to both sides of the leaves. Source: NASA (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Glossary)