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Motofumi Arii
Postdoctoral Scholar in Electrical Engineering

Randomness of the distributed objects in a pixel is extracted from the polarimetric synthetic aperture radar data obtained by AIRSAR. The left image shows higher randomness in the Black Forest since shorter wavelength is easily reflected at the top of canopy which has highly complicated distribution with leaves. On the other hand, the right image shows much lower randomness. This is because longer wavelength can penetrate leaves and branches so that the interaction occurred at the trunks which are usually more methodically distributed than the other objects.


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