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Modeling the polarization properties of surfaces
Author(s): Walter G. Egan; Algirdas Maciulaitis
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Paper Abstract

An improved surface reflectance model (SRM) for describing the polarimetric and photometric spectral polarized laser surface scattering is proposed. The model uses shadowing/obscuration and retroreflectance functions that are physically correlated to the surface. Results are compared to those obtained with the surface mode developed by the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan. The model under consideration is in an early stage of development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1747, Polarization and Remote Sensing, (8 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138834
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Walter G. Egan, CUNY/York College (United States)
Algirdas Maciulaitis, Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1747:
Polarization and Remote Sensing
Walter G. Egan, Editor(s)

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