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Remote sensing with polarimetric radar

Author: Harold Mott
Publisher: [Los Alamitos, CA] : IEEE Press ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, 2007.
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"This book presents the principles central to understanding polarized wave transmission scattering and reception in communication systems and polarimetric and non-polarimetric radar. Readers gain new insight into the methods for remotely gathering data about the earth's surface and atmosphere with polarimetric synthetic-aperture radar and polarimetric interferometry, including the changes that take place with  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Mott
ISBN: 0470074760 9780470074763
OCLC Number: 68965745
Description: xvi, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Electromagnetic waves --
2. Antennas --
3. Coherently scattering targets --
4. An introduction to radar --
5. Synthetic aperture radar --
6. Partially polarized waves --
7. Scattering by depolarizing targets --
8. Optimal polarizations for radar --
9. Classification of targets --
App. A. Fading and speckle --
App. B. Probability and random processes --
App. C. The Kennaugh matrix --
App. D. Bayes error bounds.
Responsibility: Harold Mott.
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"This book presents the principles central to understanding polarized wave transmission scattering and reception in communication systems and polarimetric and non-polarimetric radar. Readers gain new insight into the methods for remotely gathering data about the earth's surface and atmosphere with polarimetric synthetic-aperture radar and polarimetric interferometry, including the changes that take place with seasons, floods, earthquakes, and other natural phenomena. In particular, with the book's focus on polarimetric radars, readers discover how to exploit the many special features of these systems, which provide the maximum amount of information that can be obtained remotely with radar. Engineers will find this an ideal reference to help them fully utilize the powerful capabilities of polarimetric data. It will also help agronomists, geographers, meteorologists, and other scientists who use remotely obtained data about the earth to evaluate procedures and better interpret the data. The book can also be tailored to both undergraduate and graduate courses in remote sensing, and recommendations are given for text material suitable for such courses."--Jacket.

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