The shape of SAR histograms

@article{Zito1988TheSO,
  title={The shape of SAR histograms},
  author={Richard R. Zito},
  journal={Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing},
  year={1988},
  volume={43},
  pages={281-293}
}
It is customary to model the shape of amplitude histograms from synthetic aperture radar imagery by a Rayleigh distribution with a tied mode. Frequently histograms emerge whose shape shows non-Rayleigb behavior, especially in the “tail.” A more acceptable model for histograms of this type is to allow the mode of the Rayleigh distribution to possess a distribution of values all its own. Q 1988 Academic press, IX.