Introduction to Radar Remote Sensing (Page 3):

Mapping Units

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