In this paper we report the results of a study regarding the backscattering
from wind-roughened water surfaces. The reference profile data has been de
ducted bg an experiment held at the University of Heidelberg: circular wave
tank facility. The scattering theory is based on a fractal description of
the surface and a combined use of the Kirchhoff approximation and the small
perturbation method (SPM). Thf scattering results are tested versus the on
es obtained via the periodic-surface moment method. The study shows the rel
iability of the novel approach.