STANFORD UNIVERSITY
EE 350 RADIOSCIENCE SEMINAR
Professor Antony Fraser-Smith

Fall 2000-2001

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2001
Time: 4:15-5:30 PM; Refreshments at 4:00 PM
Location: Bldg. 200, Rm. 34


Radar Studies of the Moon and Minor Planets

Dr. Jean-Luc Margot
California Institute of Technology

Abstract

Earth-based radar instruments, such as those at Arecibo and Goldstone, are powerful tools for the study of a variety of solar system objects.Radar measurements provide a wealth of information about the composition, internal structure, shapes, spins, and orbits of planetary bodies.The techniques involved in planetary radar observations will be described and illustrated with recent results from lunar and asteroid studies.