Accession Number : AD0268075

Title :   BACKSCATTER OF H.F. RADIO WAVES FROM COASTAL AND CONTINENTAL GROUND RELIEFS

Corporate Author : CENTRO RADIOELETTRICO SPERIMENTALE G MARCONI (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : RANZI, I.

Report Date : 15 APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Direct backscatter from coastal ground reliefs of HF radio waves coming from sea was experimentally investigated and compared with backscatter from continental ground reliefs. The former backscatter appears to depend on polarization since it is much stronger with horizontal polarization. The other conditions being the same, the backscatter of horizontally polarized radio waves from coastal reliefs is stronger than the one from continental reliefs. (Author)

Descriptors :   BEACHES, HIGH FREQUENCY, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, OCEAN WAVES, POLARIZATION, PROPAGATION, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, RADIO WAVES, SCATTERING, TERRAIN.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE