Note on the Kirchhoff rough surface solution in backscattering
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1981 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 299–302, May-June 1981
How to Cite
1981), Note on the Kirchhoff rough surface solution in backscattering, Radio Sci., 16(3), 299–302, doi:10.1029/RS016i003p00299., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 OCT 1980
- Manuscript Received: 6 AUG 1980
The purpose of this note is to demonstrate that an existing Kirchhoff solution by Beckmann and Spizzichino for the average backscattered power from a randomly rough surface correctly provides frequency dependence for a computer-generated surface. In addition, it also approaches the geometrical optics solution in the high-frequency limit. Results indicate that for backscattering near vertical incidence this solution is more general and useful for applications than the geometric optics solution (given by (5) in section 2).