Fractal Radar Scattering From Soil

Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2003 Apr;67(4 Pt 1):041403. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.67.041403. Epub 2003 Apr 30.


A general technique is developed to retrieve the fractal dimension of self-similar soils through microwave (radar) scattering. The technique is based on a mathematical model relating the fractal dimensions of the georadargram to that of the scattering structure. Clear and different fractal signatures have been observed over four geosystems (soils and sediments) compared in this work.