A note on corrections often used in two-scale surface-scattering models
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 2000 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 35, Issue 5, pages 1253–1256, September-October 2000
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2000), A note on corrections often used in two-scale surface-scattering models, Radio Sci., 35(5), 1253–1256, doi:10.1029/1999RS002243., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 APR 2000
- Manuscript Received: 12 AUG 1999
Two-scale models have been used for nearly two decades to estimate the scattering properties of rough surfaces described by their spectrum. Nevertheless, the solutions proposed in the literature present numerous differences. Through a rigorous treatment of the large-scale slopes we explain why some popular correcting factors actually should be omitted. Besides its simplicity, the resulting model is not restricted to situations where the large-scale process has small slopes. The proof is given for the general case of bistatic scattering from lossy dielectric surfaces.