Electromagnetic Backscattering from a Layer of Vegetation: A Discrete Approach

  title={Electromagnetic Backscattering from a Layer of Vegetation: A Discrete Approach},
  author={Roger H. Lang and Jagjeet S. Sighu},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
Electromagnetic backscattering from a layer of vegetation over a flat lossy ground is studied. The vegetated region is composed of leaves which are modeled by lossy circular dielectric discs with prescribed orientation statistics. The mean field in the layer is computed by using the Foldy approximation and a two-variable technique which is valid for small fractional volume. Simple expressions are given for the skin depth of the mean wave. Following this, the distorted Born approximation is used… CONTINUE READING
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