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Radar Remote Sensing of Planetary Surfaces

By: Bruce A Campbell
Radar Remote Sensing of Planetary Surfaces
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  • Radar Remote Sensing of Planetary Surfaces ISBN: 9780521189651 Paperback Jun 2011 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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About this book

This introduction to the use of radar for remote sensing of natural surfaces provides the reader with a thorough grounding in practical applications, focusing particularly on terrestrial studies that may be extended to other planets. An historical overview of the subject is followed by an introduction to the nomenclature and methodology pertaining to radar data collection, image interpretation and surface roughness analysis. The author then presents a summary (illustrated with black and white examples from the natural environment) of theoretical explanations for the backscatter properties of continuous rough surfaces, collections of discrete objects, and layered terrain.

Case studies of radar surveys of the Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars complete the book. The level is appropriate for students and professionals across a broad range of scientific disciplines including Earth and planetary sciences, electrical engineering, and remote sensing. Particular emphasis is given to practical geological and geophysical studies of the terrestrial planets.

Originally published in 2002.

Contents

1. Historical overview; 2. Radar scattering terminology; 3. Roughness and dielectic properties; 4. Radar data collection and analysis; 5. Theoretical treatment of scattering by rough surfaces; 6. Radar scattering from continuous rough surfaces; 7. Radar scattering from collections of objects and layered terrain; 8. Planetary radar studies: The Moon, Mercury, and asteroids; 9. Planetary radar studies: Venus and Mars; List of symbols; References.

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Biography

Bruce Campbell received a Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of Hawaii for his radar polarization studies of volcanic and impact-cratered terrains on the Moon, Earth, and Venus. He took a position at the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies in 1992. His research interests include comparative studies of planetary terrains using imaging radar data; high-resolution topographic studies of planetary analogue surfaces; and analysis of scattering, shadowing and emission relationships in radar and visible/IR remote sensing. Dr Campbell also managed the NASA Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program, which develops advanced spacecraft instruments and new remote sensing technologies, from 1994 to 1996. He became Department Chairman of the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies in 1998.

By: Bruce A Campbell
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...this text belongs in the library of anyone interested in radar remote sensing. It is a well-written, comprehensive text that can easily be understood by someone expressing an ititial interest in the field, and contains sufficient information and analysis to keep the seasoned radar analyst interested. The author is to be congratulated on his achievement. Geomatica "The author's intention is to fill a perceived gap in the literature on radar backscatter analysis. The text meets this goal and would be suitable for a variety of university level courses in remote sensing. For the student of remote sensing data analysis, this text is well suited as a mid-level introduction to the specifics of radar remote sensing beyond the basic principles that should be acquired from a general subject primer...This well organized and written text is recommended..." The Leading Edge "A well-organized treatment." Choice

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