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2) The Red Edge Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (RENDVI) is a broadband version of the NDVI. While NDVI uses the minimum and maximum reflectances of the red edge region, the RENDVI employs wavelength bands along the red edge (Sims&Gamon, 2002). RENDVI is very sensitive to small changes in canopy chlorophyll content. It can only be calculated based on hyperspectral data. RENDVI is defined according to the equation RENDVI  750  705 750  705 . (3) Malenovsky et al. (2006) presented a new approach to canopy chlorophyll content measurement in the form of an index called Area under curve Normalized to Maximal Band depth between 650-725 nm (ANMB).

The relationship is complex mainly because there are often multiple stressors causing a certain symptom (Ferretti, 1997). One of the major causes of deteriorated forest health is air pollution, particularly acid rain and ground-level ozone. There are two major types of pollutant threatening forest health: photochemical oxidants of which ozone is the primary compound, and nitrogen pollutants. Ozone is toxic (plant-killing) to sensitive plant species. Nitrogen is the primary growthlimiting nutrient, yet it is also a pollutant when in excess.

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