Surface age from radar

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ALOS-PALSAR (L-band) backscatter values (y-axis) are calibrated vs. numerical (OSL, Cosmogenic) surface ages (x-axis) to provide effective proxies for the age of abandoned alluvial surfaces in desert environments and for carrying out regional-scale tectonic and landscape evolution studies. This study was part of Guy Hetz's Ph.D. studies at Ben-Gurion University in Be'er Sheva, Israel and was carried out in collaboration with Dr. Gidi Baer (Geological Survey of Israel), Dan Blumberg (Ben-Gurion U) and Hanan Ginat (Dead Sea and Arava Science Center). Funding provided by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

Parts of this work are described in Hetz et al (2016) Remote Sensing of Environment 

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