Comparison of microwave scattering models for leaf

Guangdong Pan, Ram M. Narayanan

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The Generalized Rayleigh-Gans (GRG) approach is used for the scattering cross section computation of leaves at low frequencies, while the Physical Optics (PO) approach is employed at high frequencies. In this paper, the magnitude of the scattering amplitude of the leaf is calculated using the two analytical methods (GRG, PO) at different frequencies (i.e., L, C and X bands) and with different leaf shapes (circular and elliptical). In general, the difference between these models is of the order of several dB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002) - Toronto, Ont., Canada
Duration: Jun 24 2002Jun 28 2002


Other2002 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2002)
CityToronto, Ont.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences

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