The method of moments is used to analyze shortpulse plane-wave scattering from perfectly conducting bodies of revolution buried in a lossy, dispersive half space. The analysis is performed in the frequency domain, with the time-domain fields synthesized via Fourier transform. To make this analysis efficient, the method of complex images is used to compute the frequencydependent components of the half-space dyadic Green's function. Results are presented for short-pulse scattering from buried spheres and cylinders, using measured frequency-dependent soil parameters (permittivity and conductivity). © 1996 IEEE.