Microwave remote sensing: Active and passive. Volume 1 - Microwave remote sensing fundamentals and radiometryThe three components of microwave remote sensing (sensor-scene interaction, sensor design, and measurement techniques), and the applications to geoscience are examined. The history of active and passive microwave sensing is reviewed, along with fundamental principles of electromagnetic wave propagation, antennas, and microwave interaction with atmospheric constituents. Radiometric concepts are reviewed, particularly for measurement problems for atmospheric and terrestrial sources of natural radiation. Particular attention is given to the emission by atmospheric gases, clouds, and rain as described by the radiative transfer function. Finally, the operation and performance characteristics of radiometer receivers are discussed, particularly for measurement precision, calibration techniques, and imaging considerations.
Ulaby, F. T. (Kansas Univ. Lawrence, KS, United States)
Moore, R. K. (Kansas Univ. Lawrence, KS, United States)
Fung, A. K. (Kansas, University Lawrence, KS, United States)