Radar Polarimetry for Geoscience Applications

Radar Polarimetry for Geoscience Applications

Offers the only consolidated reference on radar polarimetry design, analysis, and application and explains the most recent development in polarization system design and application.

Author: Fawwaz Tayssir Ulaby

Publisher: Artech House Remote Sensing Li

ISBN: UCSD:31822005119516

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

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Offers the only consolidated reference on radar polarimetry design, analysis, and application and explains the most recent development in polarization system design and application. Illustrated with 150 figures, 10 tablets, and 9 full-color SAR images.
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Radar Polarimetry for Geoscience Applications

Radar Polarimetry for Geoscience Applications

After a review of wave polarization in Chapter 1 , the technique of radar polarization synthesis is introduced in Chapter 2 , together with scattering matrix models for single objects . Scattering models for point and distributed ...

Author: Fawwaz Tayssir Ulaby

Publisher: Artech House Remote Sensing Li

ISBN: MINN:31951D02033432D

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 398

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Offers the only consolidated reference on radar polarimetry design, analysis, and application and explains the most recent development in polarization system design and application. Illustrated with 150 figures, 10 tablets, and 9 full-color SAR images.
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Weather Radar Polarimetry

Weather Radar Polarimetry

Radar polarimetry for geoscience applications. Artech House, 364 pp. Ulbrich, C. W., 1983. Natural variations in the analytical form of the raindrop size distribution. Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology, 22, 1764–1775.

Author: Guifu Zhang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315357041

Category: Science

Page: 304

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This book presents the fundamentals of polarimetric radar remote sensing through understanding wave scattering and propagation in geophysical media filled with hydrometers and other objects. The text characterizes the physical, statistical, and electromagnetic properties of hydrometers and establishes the relations between radar observables and physical state parameters. It introduces advanced remote sensing techniques (such as polarimetric phased array radar) and retrieval methods for physical parameters. The book also illustrates applications of polarimetric radar measurements in hydrometer classification, particle size distribution retrievals, microphysical parameterization, and weather quantification and forecast.
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Polarimetric Radar Imaging

Polarimetric Radar Imaging

The book provides a substantial and balanced introduction to the basic theory and advanced concepts of polarimetric scattering mechanisms, speckle statistics and speckle filtering, polarimetric information analysis and extraction techniques ...

Author: Jong-Sen Lee

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351835220

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 337

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The recent launches of three fully polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (PolSAR) satellites have shown that polarimetric radar imaging can provide abundant data on the Earth’s environment, such as biomass and forest height estimation, snow cover mapping, glacier monitoring, and damage assessment. Written by two of the most recognized leaders in this field, Polarimetric Radar Imaging: From Basics to Applications presents polarimetric radar imaging and processing techniques and shows how to develop remote sensing applications using PolSAR imaging radar. The book provides a substantial and balanced introduction to the basic theory and advanced concepts of polarimetric scattering mechanisms, speckle statistics and speckle filtering, polarimetric information analysis and extraction techniques, and applications typical to radar polarimetric remote sensing. It explains the importance of wave polarization theory and the speckle phenomenon in the information retrieval problem of microwave imaging and inverse scattering. The authors demonstrate how to devise intelligent information extraction algorithms for remote sensing applications. They also describe more advanced polarimetric analysis techniques for polarimetric target decompositions, polarization orientation effects, polarimetric scattering modeling, speckle filtering, terrain and forest classification, manmade target analysis, and PolSAR interferometry. With sample PolSAR data sets and software available for download, this self-contained, hands-on book encourages you to analyze space-borne and airborne PolSAR and polarimetric interferometric SAR (Pol-InSAR) data and then develop applications using this data.
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Synthetic Aperture Radar Polarimetry

Synthetic Aperture Radar Polarimetry

1. F. T. Ulaby and C. Elachi (Eds), Radar Polarimetry for Geoscience Applications, Artech House, Inc., Norwood, Massachusetts, 1990. 2. E. M. Kennaugh, Effects of the type of polarization on echo characteristics, Report 389-9, ...

Author: Jakob J. van Zyl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118116098

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

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This book describes the application of polarimetric syntheticaperture radar to earth remote sensing based on research at theNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). This book synthesizes allcurrent research to provide practical information for both thenewcomer and the expert in radar polarimetry. Thetext offers a concise description of the mathematicalfundamentals illustrated with many examples using SAR data, with amain focus on remote sensing of the earth. The book begins with basics of synthetic aperture radar toprovide the basis for understanding how polarimetric SAR images areformed and gives an introduction to the fundamentals of radarpolarimetry. It goes on to discuss more advanced polarimetricconcepts that allow one to infer more information about the terrainbeing imaged. In order to analyze data quantitatively, the signalsmust be calibrated carefully, which the book addresses in achapter summarizing the basic calibration algorithms. The bookconcludes with examples of applying polarimetric analysis toscattering from rough surfaces, to infer soil moisture from radarsignals.
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Polarisation Applications in Remote Sensing

Polarisation  Applications in Remote Sensing

Polarimetric radar backscattering from reciprocal random media. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 28, 856–864. Treuhaft, R. N., Madsen, S., Moghaddam, M. and van Zyl, J. J. (1996). Vegetation characteristics and ...

Author: Shane Cloude

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569731

Category: Science

Page: 466

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This is a monograph concerning the scattering of electromagnetic waves from surfaces to generate information for the purposes of remote sensing. It combines, for the first time, a treatment of two important new ideas, namely information from the orientation or polarisation of the wave and how it can be combined with interferometry.
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Direct and Inverse Methods in Radar Polarimetry

Direct and Inverse Methods in Radar Polarimetry

63-67 A.G. Shupyatskij and S.P. Morganov, "The Application of Polarization Methods to Radar Studies of Clouds and ... Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1981 F.T. Ulaby and C. Elachi, eds., Radar Polarimetry for Geoscience Applications, ...

Author: W.M Boerner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401092432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1064

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This foreword deals exclusively with the planning, organization, and execution of the Workshop's scientific as well as cultural programs. It is opened with a synopsis on how the global political changes that occurred immediately after the Workshop caused the ~elay in producing the proceedings, followed by a brief exposition on need, timeliness, and importance of this second ARW in the field of electromagnetic imaging, radar remote sensing, and target versus clutter di~rimination; and an outline of the objectives. An informal discussion about some of the organizational details, a retrospective summary of events, and a preview of the third workshop, planned for 1993 September 19-25, is intended to recapture the spirit of this second NATO Advanced Research Workshop (1988 September 18-24), and will reveal how successful it was in compar ison to the first of 1983 September 18-24, how its accomplishments may be appreciated and why a third and last workshop was requested by its participants to take place during 1993 September 19-25.
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Polarimetric SAR Imaging

Polarimetric SAR Imaging

F. T. Ulaby and C. Elachi, Radar Polarimetry for Geoscience Applications, Artech House, Boston, 1990. 5. J. A. Kong, ed., Polarimetric Remote Sensing, PIER-3, Elsevier, New York, 1990. 6. H. J. Kramer, Observation of the Earth and Its ...

Author: Yoshio Yamaguchi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000075700

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

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Radar polarimetry has been highly sought after for its use in the precise monitoring of Earth's surface. Polarimetric SAR Imaging explains the basic concepts of polarimetry and its diverse applications including: deforestation, tree classification, landslide detection, tsunamis, volcano eruptions and ash distribution, snow accumulation, rice field monitoring, urban area exploration, ship detection, among other applications. The explanations use actual data sets taken by Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS and ALOS2). With the increasing problems presented by climate change, there is a growing need for detailed earth observation using polarimetric data. As the treatment of vector nature of radar waves is complex, there is a gap between the theory and the application. Polarimetric SAR Imaging: Theory and Applications addresses and fills this gap. Features: Provides cutting-edge polarimetric applications for earth observation with full color images. Includes detailed descriptions of theory, equations, expansions, and flowcharts, and numerous real examples. Explains concepts, data analysis, and applications in simple and clear language aimed at an intuitive comprehension. Provides specific and unique examples of PolSAR images derived from actual space and airborne systems (ALOS/ALOS2, PiSAR-x/L) Covers the wide range of the radar polarimetry, especially the decomposition of the polarimetry data, an original method developed by the author using the Japanese polarimetric SAR data Illustrated in full color using images generated by polarimetric techniques, this book is easy to understand and use for both student and expert, and is an excellent resource both in the classroom and in the field.
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Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar

Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar

In: Proceedings of IEEE 2003 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) ence and Remote Sensing ... and Remote Sensing Sympo- sium (IGARSS) Ulaby FT, Elachi C (1990) Radar polarimetry for geoscience applications.

Author: Irena Hajnsek

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030565046

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 294

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This open access book focuses on the practical application of electromagnetic polarimetry principles in Earth remote sensing with an educational purpose. In the last decade, the operations from fully polarimetric synthetic aperture radar such as the Japanese ALOS/PalSAR, the Canadian Radarsat-2 and the German TerraSAR-X and their easy data access for scientific use have developed further the research and data applications at L,C and X band. As a consequence, the wider distribution of polarimetric data sets across the remote sensing community boosted activity and development in polarimetric SAR applications, also in view of future missions. Numerous experiments with real data from spaceborne platforms are shown, with the aim of giving an up-to-date and complete treatment of the unique benefits of fully polarimetric synthetic aperture radar data in five different domains: forest, agriculture, cryosphere, urban and oceans.
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Microwave Remote Sensing of Sea Ice

Microwave Remote Sensing of Sea Ice

Onstott, R. G., R. A. Shuchman, and C. C. Wackerman, Polarimetric radar measurements of Arctic sea ice during the Coordinated ... Ulaby, F. T. and C. Elachi, Radar Polarimetry for Geoscience Applications, 364 pp., Artech House, Dedham, ...

Author: Frank D. Carsey

Publisher: American Geophysical Union

ISBN: 9780875900339

Category: Science

Page: 466

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 68. Human activities in the polar regions have undergone incredible changes in this century. Among these changes is the revolution that satellites have brought about in obtaining information concerning polar geophysical processes. Satellites have flown for about three decades, and the polar regions have been the subject of their routine surveillance for more than half that time. Our observations of polar regions have evolved from happenstance ship sightings and isolated harbor icing records to routine global records obtained by those satellites. Thanks to such abundant data, we now know a great deal about the ice-covered seas, which constitute about 10% of the Earth's surface. This explosion of information about sea ice has fascinated scientists for some 20 years. We are now at a point of transition in sea ice studies; we are concerned less about ice itself and more about its role in the climate system. This change in emphasis has been the prime stimulus for this book.
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