Planetary RadarThis chapter describes the principles of planetary radar, and the primary scientific discoveries that have been made using this technique. The chapter starts by describing the different types of radar systems and how they are used to acquire images and accurate topography of planetary surfaces and probe their subsurface structure. It then explains how these products can be used to understand the properties of the target being investigated. Several examples of discoveries made with planetary radar are then summarized, covering solar system objects from Mercury to Saturn. Finally, opportunities for future discoveries in planetary radar are outlined and discussed.
Neish, Catherine D. (Florida Inst. of Technology Melbourne, FL, United States)
Carter, Lynn M. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)