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Statistical packages have been used for decades to analyze large datasets or to perform mathematically intractable statistical methods. These packages are not capable of working with random variablesExpand
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Satellite remote sensing of earthquake, volcano, flood, landslide and coastal inundation hazards
Satellite remote sensing is providing a systematic, synoptic framework for advancing scientific knowledge of the Earth as a complex system of geophysical phenomena that, directly and throughExpand
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Radar polarimetry: analysis tools and applications
The authors have developed several techniques to analyze polarimetric radar data from the NASA/JPL airborne SAR for Earth science applications. The techniques determine the heterogeneity ofExpand
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Survival Distributions Satisfying Benford's Law
Abstract Hill stated that “An interesting open problem is to determine which common distributions (or mixtures thereof) satisfy Benford's law …”. This article quantifies compliance with Benford's lawExpand
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Microwave dielectric properties of dry rocks
The use of a combination of several measurement techniques to investigate the dielectric properties of 80 rock samples in the microwave region is discussed. The real part of the relative dielectricExpand
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The Distribution of Order Statistics for Discrete Random Variables with Applications to Bootstrapping
An algorithm for computing the PDF of order statistics drawn from discrete parent populations is presented, along with an implementation of the algorithm in a computer algebra system. Expand
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Estimates of surface roughness derived from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data
Synthetic aperture radar data over the Cima volcanic field in the Mojave Desert of California are quantitatively connected with microtopography through inversion of a radar backscatter model. Expand
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Quantification of vegetation patterns and properties is needed to determine their role on the landscape and to develop management plans to conserve our natural resources. Quantifying vegetationExpand
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Separation of vegetation and rock signatures in Thematic Mapper and polarimetric SAR images
Abstract A technique for separating classes of surface roughness and vegetation in semiarid regions using polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Thematic Mapper (TM) data has been developed.Expand
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Approach to derivation of SIR-C science requirements for calibration
An attempt at determining the science requirements for polarimetric calibration for SIR-C is reported, followed by an example showing how to assess the calibration requirements specific to an experiment. Expand
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