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Measurement of backscattering from sea with an airborne radar at L band
Author(s): Xianyun Luo; Zhongzhi Zhang; Zhiying Yin; Fang Sun; Shifeng Kang; Laibu Wang; Yunchao Yu; Fangru Wen
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of electromagnetic backscattering from sea surface at L band have been done with airborne side-looking radar system. Several flights are made for various sea states. Coherent radar data ta HH polarization and some truth data such as wave height, wind velocity and direction, temperature of sea water are recorded. Corner reflectors and active backscattering coefficient can be derived from the radar data and the cinematic data. The result presented in this paper include scattering coefficient and statistical analysis of radar echo with typical probability distribution functions such as Rayleigh, Weibull, Log-normal and K distribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3503, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319471
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Xianyun Luo, China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (China)
Zhongzhi Zhang, China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (China)
Zhiying Yin, China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (China)
Fang Sun, China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (China)
Shifeng Kang, China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (China)
Laibu Wang, China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (China)
Yunchao Yu, China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (China)
Fangru Wen, China Research Institute of Radiowave Propagation (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3503:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment
Tadahiro Hayasaka; Dong Liang Wu; Yaqiu Jin; JingShang Jiang, Editor(s)

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