Laser remote sensing: fundamentals and applications
Presents a concise, self-contained monograph on laser remote sensing and its applications. Discusses the ways in which lasers can be used to remotely measure the atmosphere and the hydrosphere. Provides an historical perspective and reviews the basic physics needed.
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llectromagnetic Theory of Radiation
Quantum Physics and Radiation Processes
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