Scattering, Natural Surfaces, And Fractals

Hardcover | December 8, 2006

byGiorgio Franceschetti, Daniele RiccioEditorGiorgio Franceschetti

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of electromagnetic scattering from natural surfaces, ranging from the classical to the more recent fractal approach. As remote sensing applications become increasingly important, this text provides readers with a solid background in interpretation, classification and thematization of microwave images. The scattering problem is discussed in detail with emphasis on its application to electromagnetic wave propagation, remote sensing, radar detection, and electromagnetic diagnostics. Natural surface and fractals complete this treatise focusing on how the fractal model represents our natural environment and other planets in our solar system, most recently as used to research the planet Venus and Titan, one of the moons of Saturn. An example of how scattering, fractals, and natural surfaces are of great importance is the following: Natural oil slicks in the ocean have been found to be fractal while man-made ones generated by illegal washing of oil carrying ships are not. Processing of an ocean image from space may detect the latter by means of a fractal analysis. *An elegant and clear treatment of a rigorous topic with informative prose and realistic illustrations of scattering*Provides readers with a solid background in interpretation, classification, and thematization of microwave images*The only book available on fractal models and their application to scattering

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of electromagnetic scattering from natural surfaces, ranging from the classical to the more recent fractal approach. As remote sensing applications become increasingly important, this text provides readers with a solid background in interpretation, classification and thematization of microwav...

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Scattering, Natural Surfaces, and Fractals provides a comprehensive overview of electromagnetic scattering of natural surfaces, ranging from the classical to the more recent fractal approach. As remote sensing applications evolve it is increasingly important for engineers, physicists, geologists, and applied mathematicians to have a so...

Giorgio Franceschetti was appointed professor of Electromagnetic Theory at the University Federico II of Napoli, Italy in 1969, a position that he holds to this day. He has been Fulbright Scholar and Research Associate at Caltech, Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois, at UCLA, at the Somali University (Somalia) and at the U...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 8, 2006Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0122656555

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Classical Surface Models; Fractal Surface Models; Analytical formulations of electromagnetic scattering; Scattering From Weirstrass-Mandelbrot Surfaces; Scattering from Fractional Brownian Surfaces; Scattering from Weierstrass-Mandelbrot profiles; Scattering from Fractional Brownian Surfaces; Scattering from fractal profiles; Fractal Surface Generation and Parameters Estimation; App. A Mathematical Formulae;
App. B Glossary; Index.