SAR Altimeter Backscattered Waveform Model

Chris Ray, Cristina Martin-Puig, Maria Paola Clarizia, Giulio Ruffini, Salvatore Dinardo, Christine Gommenginger, Jérôme Benveniste

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The backscatters power single-look waveform recorded by a synthetic aperture radar altimeter is approximated in a closed-form model. The model, being expressed in terms of parameterless functions, allows for efficient computation of the waveform and a clear understanding of how the various sea state and instrument parameters affect the waveform.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015


  • synthetic aperture radar
  • Closed-form solutions
  • Earth observation systems
  • radar remote sensing
  • radar signal processing
  • sea level
  • sea surface


  • Physics

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