# Quantitative roughness characterization of geological surfaces and implications for radar signature analysis

@article{Dierking1999QuantitativeRC, title={Quantitative roughness characterization of geological surfaces and implications for radar signature analysis}, author={Wolfgang Dierking}, journal={IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote. Sens.}, year={1999}, volume={37}, pages={2397-2412} }

Stochastic surface models are useful for analyzing in situ roughness profiles and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images of geological terrain. In this paper, two different surface models are discussed: surfaces with a stationary random roughness (conventional model) and surfaces with a power-law roughness spectrum (fractal model). In the former case, it must be considered that for short profiles (L<200l/sub 0/), the measured values of rms-height s and correlation length l may be significantly…

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