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Scattering by Venus' surfaceDuring 1992, Magellan altimetry echoes were processed to yield scattering functions sigma(sub o)(phi) over near-nadir angles phi less than or equal to 10 deg from some 2000 Venus orbits. SAR image strips acquired simultaneously at oblique angles were also reduced to give scattering functions but over a few deg of incidence angle in the range 15 less than or equal to phi less than or equal to 45 deg. By sorting, the altimetry and SAR results can be combined to give composite scattering functions for much of Venus' surface. The data in hand should allow definition of such composite functions for 70-80 percent of Venus at resolutions of 20 km--approximately one million separate functions.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Simpson, R. A. (Stanford Univ. CA, United States)
Tyler, G. L. (Stanford Univ. CA, United States)
Maurer, M. J. (Stanford Univ. CA, United States)
Holmann, E. (Stanford Univ. CA, United States)
Wong, P. B. (Stanford Univ. CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., Twenty-Fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 3: N-Z
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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