VARIABILITY OF POLARIZATION RELATIONSHIP IN THE CASE OF RESONANT SCATTERING OF RADIO WAVES BY SEA SURFACE
A. S. Zapevalov1, I. P. Shumeiko2, M. I. Ozhiganova2
Hydrophysical Institute of RAS
The paper is received on January 11, 2016
The physical mechanisms that determine changes of polarization relationship of radio waves when sounding the sea surface are analyzed. It is shown that if the changes of the local slope of the sea surface can be neglected, the polarization ratio is determined by one parameter – the relative dielectric constant of sea water. It is shown that the variation of local incidence angles creating by long waves lead to a decrease of the polarization relations.
sea surface, Bragg
scattering of radio waves, surface wave, the local slopes, relative dielectric