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Monte Carlo: an application to modeling remote sensing of vegetation - coherent and incoherent models
Author(s): Piero Bruscaglioni; P. Poggi; Giovanni Macelloni; Simonetta Paloscia
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an application of the Monte Carlo method to the evaluation of backscattering response to microwave sounding of vegetation. After a brief introductory discussion on the different approaches commonly employed to the numerical simulation of scattering from vegetation, we describe our model based on representing the vegetation medium as a collection of elementary scatterers of simple shapes, and dealing directly with electromagnetic field interaction with these elements. Plant structures are built assembling the single elements by the Lindenmayer systems fractal technique. We presents some examples of computations on models of different kinds of vegetation showing the potential of modeling in understanding scattering behavior. A brief discussion on the issue of second order scattering effects is also included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2003
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5059, 12th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments, (3 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.512327
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Piero Bruscaglioni, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia (Italy)
P. Poggi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia (Italy)
Giovanni Macelloni, CNR-Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)
Simonetta Paloscia, CNR-Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5059:
12th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments

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