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19 August 1998 Measurement of backscattering from sea with an airborne radar at L band
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Measurements of electromagnetic backscattering from sea surface at L band have been done with airborne side-looking radar system. Several flights are made for various sea states. Coherent radar data ta HH polarization and some truth data such as wave height, wind velocity and direction, temperature of sea water are recorded. Corner reflectors and active backscattering coefficient can be derived from the radar data and the cinematic data. The result presented in this paper include scattering coefficient and statistical analysis of radar echo with typical probability distribution functions such as Rayleigh, Weibull, Log-normal and K distribution.
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Xianyun Luo, Zhongzhi Zhang, Zhiying Yin, Fang Sun, Shifeng Kang, Laibu Wang, Yunchao Yu, and Fangru Wen "Measurement of backscattering from sea with an airborne radar at L band", Proc. SPIE 3503, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment, (19 August 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319471
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