Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Philipp, K., L. Guanter, H. Kobayashi, S. Walther, W. Yang (In press), Assessing the Potential of Sun-Induced Fluorescence and the Canopy Scattering Coefficient to Track Large-Scale Vegetation Dynamics in Amazon Forests, Remote Sensing of Environment.
  2. Ryu, Y., C. Jiang, H. Kobayashi, M. Detto (in press), MODIS-derived global land products of shortwave radiation and diffuse and total photosynthetically active radiation at 5 km resolution from 2000, Remote Sensing of Environment.
  3. Yang, W. H. Kobayashi, X. Chen, K. N. Nasahara, R. Suzuki, A. Kondoh (2017), Modeling three-dimensional forest structures to drive canopy radiative transfer simulations of bidirectional reflectance factor, International Journal of Digital Earth, Pages 1-20,
  4. Zhu C., H. Kobayashi, Y. Kanaya, M. Saito (2017), Size-dependent validation of MODIS MCD64A1 burned area over six vegetation types in boreal Eurasia: Large underestimation in croplands, Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 4181, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03739-0
  5. Ichii K., M. Ueyama, M. Kondo, N. Saigusa, J. Kim, Ma. C. Alberto, J. Ardö, E.S. Euskirchen, M. Kang, T. Hirano, J. Joiner, H. Kobayashi, L. B. Marchesini, L. Merbold, A. Miyata, T.M. Saitoh, K. Takagi, A. Varlagin, M. S. Bret-Harte, K. Kitamura, Y. Kosugi, A. Kotani, K. Kumar, S.-G. Li, T. Machimura, Y. Matsuura, Y. Mizoguchi, T. Ohta, S. Mukherjee, Y. Yanagi, Y. Yasuda, Y. Zhang, F. Zhao (2017), New data-driven estimation of terrestrial CO2 fluxes in Asia using a standardized database of eddy covariance measurements, remote sensing data, and support vector regression, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 122, 767–795, doi:10.1002/ 2016JG003640.
  6. Verma M, J. Fisher, K. Mallick, Y.  Ryu, H. Kobayashi, A.  Guillaume, G.  Moore, L. Ramakrishnan, V.  Hendrix, S. Wolfe, M.  Sikka, G. Kiely, G.  Wohlfahrt, B.  Gielen, O.  Roupsard, P.  Toscano, A.  Arain, A.  Cascatti (2016), Global surface net-­radiation at 5 km from MODIS Terra, Remote Sensing, 8(9), 739; doi:10.3390/rs8090739
  7. Hovi A., Liang  J., Korhonen L., Kobayashi H., and Rautiainen M., (2016), Quantifying the missing link between forest albedo and productivity in the boreal zone, Biogeosciences, 13, 1–16, 2016 doi:10.5194/bg-13-1-2016.
  8. Sato H, Kobayashi H, Iwahana G, Ohta T (2016), Endurance of larch forest ecosystems in eastern Siberia under warming trends, Ecology and Evolution, 6(16), 5690-5704
  9. Ueyama M., Tahara N., Iwata H., Euskirchen E.,  Ikawa H., Kobayashi H., Nagano H., Nakai T., Harazono Y., (2016) Optimization of a biochemical model with eddy covariance measurements in black spruce forests of Alaska for estimating CO2 fertilization effects,
    Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 222, 98–111.
  10. Pisek, J.,  J. M. Chen, H. Kobayashi, M. Rautiainen, M. E. Schaepman, A. Karnieli, M.Sprinstin, Y.Ryu, M.Nikopensius, K. Raabe (2016), Retrieval of seasonal dynamics of forest understory reflectance from semi-arid to boreal forests using MODIS BRDF data, Journal of Geophysical Research, Biogeoscience, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JG003322.
  11. Wu, J., L. P. Albert, A. P. Lopes, N. Restrepo-Coupe, M. Hayek, K. T. Wiedemann, K. Guan, S. C. Stark, B. Christoffersen, N. Prohaska, J. V. Tavares, S. Marostica, H. Kobayashi, M. L. Ferreira, K. Silva Campos, R. da Silva, P. M. Brando, D. G. Dye, T. E. Huxman, A. R. Huete, B. W. Nelson, S. R. Saleska (2016), Leaf development and demography explain photosynthetic seasonality in Amazon evergreen forests, Science, Vol. 351, Issue 6276, pp. 972-976, DOI: 10.1126/science.aad5068
  12. Kobayashi, H., A. Yunus, S. Nagai, K. Sugiura, Y. 
Kim, B. V. Dam, H. Nagano, D. Zona, Y. 
Harazono, S. Bret-Harte, K. Ichii, H. Ikawa, H. 
Iwata, W. C. Oechel, M. Ueyama, and R. Suzuki, (2016), Latitudinal gradient of spruce forest understory and tundra 
phenology in Alaska as observed from satellite and 
ground-based data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 177,  160–170 (Open Access)
  13. Nagai, S. T. Ichie, A. Yoneyama, H. Kobayashi, T. Inoue, R. Ishii, R. Suzuki, T. Itioka, (2016), Usability of time-lapse digital camera images to detect characteristics of tree phenology in a tropical rainforest, Ecological Informatics, 32:91–106.
  14. Widlowski, J-L, C. Mio, M. Disney, J. Adams, I. Andredakis, C. Atzberger, J. Brennan, L Busetto, M. Chelle, G Ceccherini, R Colombo, J-F Côté, A. Eenmäe, R. Essery, J-P. Gastellu-Etchegorry, N. Gobron, E.Grau, V. Haverd, L. Homolová, H. Huang, L. Hunt, H. Kobayashi , B. Koetz, A. Kuusk, J. Kuusk, M. Lang, P. E. Lewis, J. L. Lovell,Z. Malenovsky, M. Meroni, F. Morsdorf, M. Mõttus, T. Nilson, W. Ni‐Meister, B. Pinty, M. Rautiainen, M. Schlerf, B. Somers, J. Stuckens, M. M. Verstraete, W. Yang, F. Zhao, T. Zenone, (2015), The fourth phase of the radiative transfer model intercomparison (RAMI) exercise: Actual canopy scenarios and conformity testing, Remote Sensing of Environment, 169, 418–437
  15. Ikawa, H., T. Nakai, R. C Busey, Y. Kim, H. Kobayashi, S. Nagai, M. Ueyama, K. Saito, H. Nagano, R. Suzuki, L. Hinzman, (2015), Understory CO2, sensible heat, and latent heat fluxes in a black spruce forest in interior Alaska, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 214-215, 80-9
  16. Osuna, J., D. Baldocchi, H. Kobayashi , T. E. Dawson, (2015), Seasonal Trends in Photosynthesis and Electron Transport During the Mediterranean Summer Drought in Leaves of Deciduous Oaks, Tree Physiology 00, 1–16 doi:10.1093.
  17. Inoue T., S. Nagai H. Kobayashi, H. Koizumi (2015), Utilization of ground-based digital photography for the evaluation of seasonal changes in the aboveground green biomass and foliage phenology in a grassland ecosystem, Ecological Informatics, 25, 1-9.
  18. Yang, W., H. Kobayashi, R. Suzuki, K. N. Nasahara (2014), A Simple Method for Retrieving Understory NDVI in Sparse Needleleaf Forests in Alaska Using MODIS BRDF Data, Remote Sensing, 6, no. 12: 11936-11955.
  19. Nagai, S., R. Ishii, A. B. Suhaili, H. Kobayashi, M. Matsuoka, T. Ichie, T. Motohka, J. J. Kendawang, R. Suzuki (2014) Usability of noise-free daily satellite-observed green–red vegetation index values for monitoring ecosystem changes in Borneo, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35:23, 7910-7926, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2014.978039
  20. Ueyama M., S. Kudo, C. Iwama, H. Nagano, H. Kobayashi, Y. Harazono K. Yoshikawa, (2014) Does summer warming reduce black spruce productivity in interior Alaska?, Journal of Forest Research, DOI 10.1007/s10310-014-0448-z
  21. Kobayashi H., R. Suzuki, S. Nagai, T. Nakai, Y. Kim (2014), Spatial scale and landscape heterogeneity effects on FAPAR in an open canopy black spruce forest in interior Alaska, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, Volume 11 , Issue 2, 564-568, 10.1109/LGRS.2013.2278426.(Open Access)
  22. Ichii K., M. Kondo, Y. Okabe, M. Ueyama, H. Kobayashi,, S.-J Lee, N. Saigusa, Z. Zhu, R. B. Myneni (2013) Recent changes in terrestrial gross primary productivity in Asia from 1982 to 2011. Remote Sensing (AVHRR 30yrs Special Issue), 5, 6043-6062.
  23. Nagai S., T. M. Saitoh, K. Kurumado, I. Tamagawa, H. Kobayashi, T. Inoue, R. Suzuki, M. Gamo, H. Muraoka, K. N. Nasahara (2013) Detection of bio-meteorological year-to-year variation by using digital canopy surface images of a deciduous broad-leaved forest, SOLA, Vol. 9, 106-110, doi:10.2151/sola.2013-024.
  24. Widlowski, J-L.., B. Pinty, M. Lopatka, C. Atzberger, D. Buzica, M. Chelle, M. Disney, J-P. Gastellu-Etchegorry, M. Gerboles, N. Gobron, E. Grau, H. Huang, A. Kallel, H. Kobayashi, P. E. Lewis, W. Qin, M. Schlerf, J. Stuckens, D. Xie (2013), The 4th Radiation Transfer Model Intercomparison (RAMI-IV): Proficiency Testing of Canopy Reflectance Models with ISO-13528, Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 118, 1–22, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50497.
  25. Nagai S.,T. M. Saitoh, N. J. Noh, T. K. Yoon, H. Kobayashi, R. Suzuki, K. N. Nasahara, Y. Son, H. Muraoka (2013), Utility of information in photographs taken upwards from the floor of closed-canopy deciduous broadleaved and closed-canopy evergreen coniferous forests for continuous observation of canopy phenology, Ecological Informatics, Vol. 18, 10-19.
  26. Nakai T., Y. Kim, R. C Busey, R. Suzuki, S. Nagai, H. Kobayashi , H. Park, K. Sugiura, A. Ito (2013), Characteristics of evapotranspiration from a permafrost black spruce forest in interior Alaska, Polar Science, 7, 136-148.
  27. Kobayashi, H., Ryu, D. D. Baldocchi, J. M. Welles, J. N. Norman (2013). On the correct estimation of gap fraction: How to remove scattered radiation in gap fraction measurements? Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 174-175, 170-183.
  28. Vargas, R., O. Sonnentag, G. Abramowitz, A. Carrara, J. M. Chen, P. Ciais, A. Correia, T. F. Keenan, H. Kobayashi, J.-M. Ourcival, D. Papale, D. Pearson, J. S. Pereira, S. Piao, S. Rambal, D. D. Baldocchi (2013), Drought influences the accuracy of simulated ecosystem fluxes: a model-data meta-analysis for Mediterranean oak woodlands, Ecosystems, 1-16, 10.1007/s10021-013-9648-1.
  29. Nagai S., T. Nakai, T. M. Saitoh, R. C. Busey, H. Kobayashi, R. Suzuki, H. Muraoka, Y. Kim, (2013) Seasonal changes in camera-based indices from an open canopy black spruce forest in Alaska, and comparison with indices from a closed canopy evergreen coniferous forest in Japan, Polar Science, 7, 125–135..
  30. Ryu, Y., J. Verfaillie, C. MacFarlane, H. Kobayashi, O. Sonnentag, R. Vargas, S. Ma, D. D. Baldocchi, (2012). Continuous observation of tree leaf area index at ecosystem scale using upward-pointing digital cameras. Remote Sensing of Environment, 126, 116-125.
  31. Saitoh T.M., S. Nagai, N. Saigusa, H. Kobayashi, R. Suzuki, K. N. Nasahara, H. Muraoka (2012) Assessing the use of camera-based indices for characterizing canopy phenology in relation to gross primary production in a deciduous broad-leaved and an evergreen coniferous forest in Japan. Ecological Informatics, doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2012.05.001.
  32. Nagai, S., T. M. Saitoh, H. Kobayashi, M. Ishihara, R. Suzuki, T. Motohka, K. N. Nasahara, H. Muraoka, (2012), In situ examination of the relationship between various vegetation indices and canopy phenology in an evergreen coniferous forest, Japan. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33(19), 6202-6214.
  33. Kobayashi, H., D. Baldocchi, Y. Ryu, Q. Chen, S. Ma, J. Osuna, S. Ustin (2012), Modeling Energy and Carbon Fluxes in a Heterogeneous Oak Woodland: A Three-Dimensional Approach,  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 152, 83-100.
  34. Ryu, Y., D. Baldocchi, H. Kobayashi, C. Ingen, J. Li, A. Black, J. Beringer, E. Gorsel, A. Knohl, B. Law, A. Richardson, O. Roupsard (2011), Integration of MODIS land and atmosphere products with a coupled-process model to estimate gross primary productivity and evapotranspiration from 1 km to global scales, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 25, GB4017, doi:10.1029/2011GB004053.
  35. Suzuki, R., H. Kobayashi, Delbart, J. Asanuma, T. Hiyama (2011), NDVI responses to the forest canopy and floor from spring to summer observed by airborne spectrometer in eastern Siberia. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 3615-3624.
  36. Widlowski, J-L., B. Pinty, M. Clerici, Y. Dai, M. De Kauwe, K. de Ridder,A. Kallel, H. Kobayashi , T. Lavergne, W. Ni-Meister, A. Olchev, T. Quaife, S. Wang, W. Yang, Y. Yang, H. Yuan (2011), RAMI4PILPS: An Intercomparison of Formulations for the Partitioning of Solar Radiation in Land Surface Models, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, G02019, doi:10.1029/2010JG001511.
  37. Ryu, Y., T. Nilson, H. Kobayashi, O. Sonnentag, B.E. Law, D. D. Baldocchi (2010), On the correct estimation of effective leaf area index: does it reveal information on clumping effects? Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150: 463-472.
  38. Sato, H. H Kobayashi, Delbart (2010), Modeling vegetation structure and function in an east Siberian larch forest using the dynamic vegetation model SEIB-DGVM, Forest Ecology and Management, 259, 301-311.
  39. Kobayashi, H., N. Delbart, R. Suzuki, K. Kushida (2010), A satellite-based method for monitoring seasonality in the overstory leaf area index of Siberian larch forest, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, G01002, doi:10.1029/2009JG000939.
  40. Ryu, Y., O. Sonnentag, T. Nilson, R. Vargas, H. Kobayashi, R. Wenk, D. D. Baldocchi (2010), How to quantify tree leaf area index in an open savanna ecosystem: A multi-instrument and multi-model approach, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150: 63-76.
  41. (査読付き総説)小林秀樹 (2008),衛星データから推定されたグローバル葉面積指数プロダクトの定義,不確かさ,検証方法,日本リモートセンシング学会誌, 28, 1, 1-16
  42. 小林秀樹 (2008), 針葉樹における分光反射率と葉面積指数の関係:森林の三次元構造とクランピングの影響, 日本リモートセンシング学会誌,28(4),350-356.
  43. Kobayashi, H. and H. Iwabuchi (2008), A coupled 1-D atmosphere and 3-D canopy radiative transfer model for canopy reflectance, light environment, and photosynthesis simulation in a heterogeneous landscape, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 173-185.
  44. Kobayashi, H, R. Suzuki, S. Kobayashi (2007), Reflectance seasonality and its relation to the canopy leaf area index in an eastern Siberian larch forest: Multi-satellite data and radiative transfer analyses, Remote Sensing of Environment, 106, 238-252.
  45. Kobayashi, H., and D. G. Dye (2005), Atmospheric conditions for monitoring the long-term vegetation dynamics in the Amazon using normalized difference vegetation index, Remote Sensing of Environment, 97, 519-525
  46. Kobayashi, H., T. Matsunaga, and A. Hoyano (2005), Net primary production in Southeast Asia following a large reduction in photosynthetically active radiation owing to smoke, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L02403, doi:10.1029/2004GL021704.
  47. Kobayashi, H., T. Matsunaga, A. Hoyano, M. Aoki, D. Komori, and S. Boonyawat (2004), Satellite estimation of photosynthetically active radiation in Southeast Asia: Impacts of smoke and cloud cover, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, D04102, doi:10.1029/2003JD0038074
  48. 小林 秀樹, 松永 恒雄, 梅干野 晁 (2002):光合成有効放射吸収量(APAR)推定誤差の純一次生産量推定に与える影響 -MODIS FPARプロダクト及びTOMS紫外線反射率プロダクトによる検討- , 日本リモートセンシング学会誌, 22, 5, pp. 612-624.
  49. 小林 秀樹, 松永 恒雄, 梅干野 晁 (2002):植生キャノピーの反射モデルを用いた葉面積指数(LAI)の逆推定法の草地における適用性に関する検討, 日本リモートセンシング学会誌, 22, 3, pp. 274-287.


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Conference proceedings

  1. Kobayashi, H (2015), Directional effect of canopy scale sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: Theoretical Consideration in A3-D radiative transfer model, Proceedings of IGARSS 2015 Pages: 3413 – 3415, DOI: 1109/IGARSS.2015.7326552
  2. Suzuki, R. H.  Kobayashi, N. Delbart, T. Hiyama, J. Asanuma (2007). NDVI responses to the forest canopy and floor in eastern Siberia. Proceedings of International Symposium on Remote Sensing 2007 (ISRS2007), 325-328.
  3. Kobayashi, H., Three-dimensional forest canopy radiative transfer model as a tool for the interpretation of the relationship among satellite-observed forest reflectance, forest stand structure, and light environment in the forest canopy, Proceeding of Japan-US Workshop, 2005.
  4. Dye, D., H. Kobayashi, A. Ito, A matter of light but not a light matter: Recent and ongoing studies at FRCGC on the relations between photosynthetically active radiation and the terrestrial carbon cycle, Proceeding of Japan-US Workshop, 2005.
  5. Kobayashi, H., Suzuki, R., and S. Kobayashi, The Effect of Reflectance from Larch Forest Floor on the Seasonal Variations in MODIS-derived Surface Reflectance, Proceeding of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Seoul, DVD-ROM, 2005.
  6. Matsunaga, , A. Hoyano, H. Kobayashi, Application of the Model Inversion Method for LAI Estimation to the Airborne Multi-Spectral and Multi-Angle Data Proceeding of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Sydney, Vol. 5, pp. 2385-2387, July, 2001.
  7. Matsunaga, T., A. Hoyano, H. Kobayashi, Toward the inversion of vegetation parameters using canopy reflectance models, Proceedings of SPIE’s Second International Asia-Pacific Symposium, pp. 265-276, Sendai, Oct. 2000.