This 2002 introduction to the use of radar for remote sensing of natural surfaces provides the reader with a thorough grounding in practical applications, focusing particularly on terrestrial studies that may be extended to other planets. An historical overview of the subject is followed by an introduction to the nomenclature and methodology pertaining to radar data collection, image interpretation and surface roughness analysis. The author then presents a summary (illustrated with black and white examples from the natural environment) of theoretical explanations for the backscatter properties of continuous rough surfaces, collections of discrete objects, and layered terrain. Case studies of radar surveys of the Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars complete the book. The level is appropriate for students and professionals across a broad range of scientific disciplines including Earth and planetary sciences, electrical engineering, and remote sensing. Particular emphasis is given to practical geological and geophysical studies of the terrestrial planets.
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(247mm x 174mm x 21mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Bruce A. Campbell
Bruce Campbell received a Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of Hawaii for his radar polarization studies of volcanic and impact-cratered terrains on the Moon, Earth, and Venus. He took a position at the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies in 1992. His research interests include comparative studies of planetary terrains using imaging radar data; high-resolution topographic studies of planetary analogue surfaces; and analysis of scattering, shadowing and emission relationships in radar and visible/IR remote sensing. Dr Campbell also managed the NASA Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program, which develops advanced spacecraft instruments and new remote sensing technologies, from 1994 to 1996. He became Department Chairman of the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies in 1998.