A comparison between backscattering models for rough surfacesThe ease of applicability of three scattering models is examined. This is accomplished by considering the time taken to numerically evaluate these models and by comparing their predictions as a function of surface roughness, frequency, incident angle and polarization with the moment-method solution in two dimensions. The complexity of the analytic models in three dimensions and their analytic reduction to high- and low-frequency regions are also compared. The selected models are an integral equation model (IEM), a full wave model (FWM), and the phase perturbation model (PPM). It is noted that in three dimensions, the full-wave model requires an evaluation of a tenfold integral and the phase perturbation model requires a fourfold and a twofold integral, whereas the integral equation model is an algebraic equation in like polarization under single scattering conditions. It is found that both the IEM and PPM agree with the moment-method solution from low to high frequencies numerically.
Chen, K. S. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Fung, A. K. (Texas Univ. Arlington, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1992
Publication: In: IGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vol. 2 (A93-47551 20-43)
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
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