Wave propagation model for coherent scattering from a randomly distributed target

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Coherent backscatter from mangroves and marshlands has permitted the use of Differential InSAR for determining changes in standing water level. Hong et al. have shown that low temporal decorrelation exists for X., C-, and L-band SAR over multiple revisit periods, where interferograms of high coherence can be produced for HH, VV, and HV polarizations. While providing an extremely useful operational tool for understanding the hydrology of the Everglades, these results pose numerous questions in terms of inconsistencies with respect to polarimetric decomposition, uncharacteristically low temporal decorrelation, and coherency of the HV polarization.

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© 2013 European Space Agency. Publisher's version of record: https://earth.esa.int/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=408563&name=DLFE-5529.pdf

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POLinSAR 2013: The 6th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry