A two-layer anisotropic random medium model has been developed to study the active remote sensing of the Earth. The dyadic Green's function for a two-layer anisotropic medium is developed and used in conjunction with the first-order Born approximation to calculate the backscattering coefficients. It is shown that strong cross-polarization occurs in the single scattering process and is indispensable in the interpretation of radar measurements of sea ice at different frequencies, polarizations, and viewing angles. The effects of anisotropy on the angular responses of backscattering coefficients are also illustrated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing|
|State||Published - Nov 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)