Polarimetric Detection, Characterization and Remote Sensing

  • Michael I. Mishchenko
  • Yaroslav S. Yatskiv
  • Vera K. Rosenbush
  • Gorden Videen
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. A. G. Borovoi, N. V. Kustova
    Pages 49-78
  3. Adrian Doicu, Thomas Trautmann, Franz Schreier
    Pages 79-116
  4. Braulio García-Cámara, Francisco González, Fernando Moreno, Gorden Videen
    Pages 117-136
  5. E. Hadamcik, J.-B. Renard, A. C. Levasseur-Regourd, J. Lasue
    Pages 137-176
  6. Evgueni Kassianov, Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Larry K. Berg, Connor Flynn
    Pages 205-232
  7. Nikolai N. Kiselev, Michael I. Mishchenko
    Pages 233-260
  8. Ludmilla Kolokolova, William Sparks, Daniel Mackowski
    Pages 277-294
  9. Vera K. Rosenbush, Michael I. Mishchenko
    Pages 409-436
  10. B. K. Serdega, S. P. Rudenko, L. S. Maksimenko, I. E. Matyash
    Pages 473-500
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 543-550

About these proceedings


As the need for accurate and non-invasive optical characterization and diagnostic techniques is rapidly increasing, it is imperative to find improved ways of extracting the additional information contained within the measured parameters of the scattered light. This is the first specialized monograph on photopolarimetry, a rapidly developing, multidisciplinary topic with numerous military, ecological remote-sensing, astrophysical, biomedical, and technological applications. The main objective is to describe and discuss techniques developed in various disciplines to acquire useful information from the polarization signal of scattered electromagnetic waves. It focuses on the state-of-the-art in polarimetric detection, characterization, and remote sensing, including military and environmental monitoring as well as terrestrial, atmospheric, and biomedical characterization. The book identifies polarimetric techniques that have been especially successful for various applications as well as the future needs of the various research communities. The monograph is intended to facilitate cross-pollination of ideas and thereby improve research efficiency and help advance the field of polarimetry into the future. The book is thoroughly interdisciplinary and contains only invited review chapters written by leading experts in the respective fields. It will be useful to science professionals, engineers, and graduate students working in a broad range of disciplines: optics, electromagnetics, atmospheric radiation and remote sensing, radar meteorology, oceanography, climate research, astrophysics, optical engineering and technology, particle characterization, and biomedical optics.


Astrophysics Biology Biomedical Optics Chemistry Electromagnetic Scattering NATO Peace Polarimetric Characterization Polarimetric Remote Sensing Science Security Sub-Series B

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael I. Mishchenko
    • 1
  • Yaroslav S. Yatskiv
    • 2
  • Vera K. Rosenbush
    • 3
  • Gorden Videen
    • 4
  1. 1., Goddard Institute for Space StudiesNASANew YorkUSA
  2. 2., Main Astronomical ObservatoryNational Academy of SciencesKievUkraine
  3. 3., Main Astronomical ObservatoryNational Academy of SciencesKievUkraine
  4. 4.US Army Research LaboratoryAdelphiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1635-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1636-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543
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