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The brewster effect on polarimetric information

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When the incidence angle is equal or about the Brewster's angle, a lossy medium favors the transmission of VV polarization. As a result, there may be a strong difference between the co-polarization components of the reflected waves. For a dihedral-type scattering mechanism, this effect is enhanced and occurs for a wider range of incidence angles. This situation - typically present in urban areas - may induce significant changes in the polarimetric signatures.
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hal-02414023 , version 1 (16-12-2019)

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Laetitia Thirion-Lefèvre, Régis Guinvarc'H. The brewster effect on polarimetric information. 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Jul 2015, Milan, Italy. pp.227-230, ⟨10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7325741⟩. ⟨hal-02414023⟩
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