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Scattering, Natural Surfaces, and Fractals - Giorgio Franceschetti

Scattering, Natural Surfaces, and Fractals

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2006
ISBN: 9780122656552
Number Of Pages: 304

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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

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
Mathematical Formulae
Glossary
Index
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ISBN: 9780122656552
ISBN-10: 0122656555
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st December 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6