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Note: The method published by Schleppi et al. (2007) results in LAI values expressed by unit of inclined ground. Starting with version 2.1, Hemisfer now gives the slope-corrected LAI per unit of projected (horizontal) surface, which is the general standard. See the help about the slope for further explanations.

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