Coherence-polarization phenomena in remote sensing

  title={Coherence-polarization phenomena in remote sensing},
  author={W. Egan and H. Hallock},
  • W. Egan, H. Hallock
  • Published 1969
  • Physics
  • The importance of polarization phenomena in remote sensing by electromagnetic means is discussed briefly. With active sensor systems using microwave or laser sources the radiation is very likely to be coherent and plane polarized. Both intuition and measurement point to anticipated differences in the scattering functions of particles and surfaces interacting with incoherent and with coherent radiation. Polarization is one important aspect of these scattering functions that we have undertaken to… CONTINUE READING
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