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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: November 2019

31 - Radar Remote Sensing of Planetary Bodies

from Part IV - Applications to Planetary Surfaces


Radar has proven to be a powerful tool in planetary exploration. Most of the major solid bodies of the Solar System have been observed with radar, either from Earth or from spacecraft. Planetary radar studies are reviewed in this chapter, with information on the various techniques of radar remote sensing provided along with key results. Recent radar results are emphasized. Concluding remarks are provided on future directions in planetary radar remote sensing.