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What is multispectral imaging? by MicaSense

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What is multispectral imaging? The colors we see in light are defined by the wavelength of that light. Plants absorb and reflect light differently depending on this wavelength. Plants typically absorb blue light and red light, while reflecting some green light. They also reflect a much larger amount of near-infrared (NIR) light, which is not visible to the human eye but is visible to multispectral cameras like RedEdge and Sequoia. The reflectance curve of a typical plant is shown below. Reflectance is the percent of light that is reflected by the plant. By measuring the reflectance of a plant at...

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