Polarisation: Applications in Remote Sensing by Shane CloudePolarisation: Applications in Remote Sensing by Shane Cloude

Polarisation: Applications in Remote Sensing

byShane Cloude

Paperback | November 24, 2014

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This book combines, for the first time, the topics of radar polarimetry and interferometry. This combination was first developed in 1997 and has since become a major topic in radar sciences and their applications, in particular to space sciences. In its simplest form it concerns the study ofinterferograms formed by combining waves with different polarisations and their exploitation to infer important physical properties of the planetary surface being investigated. The book is written in three main sections. The first four chapters provide a detailed coverage of all major topics of polarimetry, including its basis in electromagnetic scattering theory, decomposition theorems, and a detailed analysis of the entropy/alpha approach. The next chapter offers a briefintroduction to radar interferometry, before developing in three chapters the important new topic of polarimetric interferometry. In this way the book provides a complete treatment of the subject, suitable for those working in interferometry who wish to know about polarimetry, or vice versa, as wellas those new to the topic who are looking for a one-stop comprehensive treatment of the subject. The emphasis throughout is on the application of these techniques to remote sensing, and the book concludes with a set of practical examples to illustrate the theoretical ideas.
Professor Cloude is a leading expert in the field of radar remote sensing. He currently leads AEL Consultants, offering training courses and applied research for customers in radar remote sensing, following a distinguished academic career including Honorary Professorships and Chairs at the Universities of Dundee and York, the Macaulay...
Title:Polarisation: Applications in Remote SensingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0 inPublished:November 24, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198719973

ISBN - 13:9780198719977

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Table of Contents

1. Polarised electromagnetic waves2. Depolarisation and scattering entropy3. Depolarisation in surface and volume scattering4. Decomposition theorems5. Introduction to radar interferometry6. Polarimetric interferometry7. The coherence of surface and volume scattering8. Parameter estimation using polarimetric interferometry9. Applications of polarimetry and interferometryAppendix 1: Introduction to matrix algebraAppendix 2: Unitary and rotation groupsAppendix 3: Coherent stochastic signal analysis

Editorial Reviews

"'Polarisation' is promising as a reference for quantitative specialists outside the radar community who want to understand what polarimetry has to offer their particular field. It is also a fine reference for students who need to learn and keep the notation straight for coding andexperimental design. It is a worthwhile book to keep on your shelf if you ever want to relate a particular polarization-based, remotely sensed finding to your own research." --Physics Today