Polarisation : applications in remote sensing /

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Author / Creator:Cloude, Shane.
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description:xii, 453 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject:Electromagnetic waves -- Scattering.
Polarimetric remote sensing.
Electromagnetic waves -- Scattering.
Polarimetric remote sensing.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7902886
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Varying Form of Title:Polarization
ISBN:9780199569731 (hardback)
0199569738 (hardback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:In this monograph S.R. Cloude introduces, for the first time, the topics of radar polarimetry and interferometry. This topic was first developed in 1997 and has since developed into a major topic in radar sciences and its applications, in particular to space sciences. In its simplest form it concerns the study of interferograms formed by combining waves with different polarizations and their exploitation to infer important physical properties of the planetary surface being investigated.<br> <br> Written in three main sections, the first four chapters provide a detailed coverage of all major topics of polarimetry, including its basis in electromagnetic scattering theory, decomposition theorems and a detailed analysis of the entropy/alpha approach. The next chapter offers a brief introduction to radar interferometry, before developing in three chapters the important new topic of polarimetric interferometry. In this way it provides a complete treatment of the subject, suitable for those working in interferometry who wish to know about polarimetry, or vice versa, as well as those new to the topic who are looking for a one-stop comprehensive treatment of the subject. The emphasis throughout is on the application of these techniques to remote sensing and the book concludes with a set of practical examples to illustrate the theoretical ideas.
Physical Description:xii, 453 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780199569731 (hardback)
0199569738 (hardback)