4 November 2004 Active polarimetric assessment of surface weathering
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Remote-sensing technology for weathering assessment should be sensitive to both textural and compositional changes in a surface. The capabilities of active polarimetry in weathering assessment are investigated through measurements of the Mueller matrices of bare and painted metal and dielectric surfaces at visible laser wavelengths in the quasi-monostatic geometry. Weathering mechanisms investigated include particulate erosion and solar irradiation, which are found to alter certain off-diagonal Mueller elements by around 5% in measurements over illumination angle.
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Brian G. Hoover, Brian G. Hoover, R. Anthony Peredo, R. Anthony Peredo, Lewis F. DeSandre, Lewis F. DeSandre, Laura J. Ulibarri, Laura J. Ulibarri, } "Active polarimetric assessment of surface weathering", Proc. SPIE 5575, Laser Radar Techniques for Atmospheric Sensing, (4 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565708; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.565708
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