Active Microwave Remote Sensing of an Anisotropic Random Medium Layer

Jay Kyoon Lee, Jin Au Kong

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)910-923
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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