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  • What is Radar Backscatter?

    Posted by EO College on March 11, 2021 at 7:22 am

    Q&A-Section: What is Radar Backscatter?

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    Mark Miller replied 11 seconds ago 10 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Mark Miller

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  • Daniel Jahn

    February 14, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    In the table, we have sigma^0 = beta^0 * sin(i_{x,y}). Is this correct? The bottom image (“Normalization areas for SAR backscatter.”) would suggest sigma^0 = beta^0 / sin(i_{x, y}).

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  • Liliana Carolina Castillo Villamor

    January 15, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Hi Everyone,

    I have a question related to the probability density function of the backscatter pixels in an area considered homogenous. I’ve read that they follow a Gamma distribution, however, for Sentinel-1, I would like to know if the gamma distribution only describes homogeneous areas using Single Look Complex (SLC) products or also GRD products as delivered by GEE. Thanks in advance for any help. Liliana

  • Anant Sharma

    July 12, 2021 at 10:11 am

    amount of radiation received from a illuminated surface at the active micro wave remote sensing system

  • Nour El Yakine Ben Hachani

    June 15, 2021 at 6:19 pm


  • Ravi Virk

    April 23, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Amount of backscattered energy going back to the sensor depending on factors such as surface roughness, dielectric properties, viewing geometry etc.

  • Ngoc Anh Nguyen

    April 22, 2021 at 3:35 am

  • Syeda Ali

    April 1, 2021 at 10:21 am

    The reflected radiations of an active microwave remote sensing sensor from the Earth’s surface is the radar backscatter. It can be represented as sigma naught, beta naught, or gamma naught.

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