Accession Number:

ADA624669

Title:

Polarimetric Passive Remote Sensing

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

We seek to understand and predict the evolution of the brightness temperature four Stokes parameters of wind-driven foam-covered ocean surfaces. The correlation of polarimetric variation is studied as function of the medium state, modeled as a rough surface ocean overlayed by a random medium foam. Many independent results are obtain by using a wide variety of electromagnetic techniques, such as radiative transfer, integral equation, finite-difference time-domain, etc. Depending on the technique chosen, the foam coverage is modeled as either a dense medium composed of densely packed scatterers, a dielectric layer of non-uniform thickness or a succession of volumetric scatterers.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE