Scattering, Natural Surfaces, and Fractals

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Overview

Scattering, Natural Surfaces, and Fractals provides a comprehensive overview of electromagnetic scattering of natural surfaces, ranging from the classical to the more recent fractal approach. As remote sensing applications evolve it is increasingly important for engineers, physicists, geologists, and applied mathematicians to have a solid background in the interpretation and classification of microwave images and data.

The book begins with a complete summary of all classical geometry models applicable to natural surfaces. Relevant fractal geometric concepts are then applied to these same surfaces allowing for an in depth, critical comparison of the two approaches. These geometric models along with electromagnetic scattering models offer a solution to the scattering phenomena from fractal surfaces. Readers need only a basic background in classical electromagnetism and probability theories to grasp the material that the authors have very clearly explained.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780122656552
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/22/2006
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Giorgio Franceschetti was appointed professor of Electromagnetic Theory at the University Federico II of Napoli, Italy in 1969, a position that he holds to this day. He has been Fulbright Scholar and Research Associate at Caltech, Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois, at UCLA, at the Somali University (Somalia) and at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He is currently Adjunct Professor at UCLA, Distinguished Visiting Scientist at JPL and Lecturer at the Top-Tech Master of University of Delft, The Netherlands, in Satellite Navigation.

Daniele Riccio is professor of Electromagnetic Theory at the University of Napoli Federico II, Italy where he teaches courses on Applied Electromagnetic and Remote Sensing. He has also been Guest Scientist at DLR, Munich, Germany and Visiting Professor at UPC, Barcelona, Spain. The material of this book is included in the courses that he delivers at University.

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Table of Contents

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; App. A Mathematical Formulae;
App. B Glossary; Index.
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