Just to show how we can map surface units using these radar backscatter characteristics, here we see an example of the backscatter curves produced from a rough and from a smooth surface when radar data are taken at angles between 20 and 60 degrees.
Go on to Page 4 of this Remote Sensing Tutorial to see the effects of surface cover on radar backscatter.
Author: Pete Mouginis-Mark
Copyright by P. Mouginis-Mark
Curator: Lori Glaze