Radar interferometry techniques for the study of ground subsidence phenomena: a review of practical issues through cases in Spain

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Title: Radar interferometry techniques for the study of ground subsidence phenomena: a review of practical issues through cases in Spain
Authors: Tomás, Roberto | Romero, Rosana | Mulas de la Peña, Joaquín | Marturià, Jordi J. | Mallorquí Franquet, Jordi J. | Lopez-Sanchez, Juan M. | Herrera García, Gerardo | Gutiérrez Santolalla, Francisco | González, Pablo J. | Fernández Torres, José | Duque Biarge, Sergi | Concha Dimas, Aline | Cocksley, Geraint | Castañeda del Álamo, Carmen | Carrasco Díaz, Daniel | Blanco Sánchez, Pablo
Research Group/s: Ingeniería del Terreno y sus Estructuras (InTerEs)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Civil
Keywords: Subsidence | DInSAR | Settlement | Remote sensing | Spain | Technique-cost
Knowledge Area: Ingeniería del Terreno
Issue Date: Jan-2014
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Citation: Environmental Earth Sciences. 2014, 71(1): 163-181. doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2422-z
Abstract: Subsidence related to multiple natural and human-induced processes affects an increasing number of areas worldwide. Although this phenomenon may involve surface deformation with 3D displacement components, negative vertical movement, either progressive or episodic, tends to dominate. Over the last decades, differential SAR interferometry (DInSAR) has become a very useful remote sensing tool for accurately measuring the spatial and temporal evolution of surface displacements over broad areas. This work discusses the main advantages and limitations of addressing active subsidence phenomena by means of DInSAR techniques from an end-user point of view. Special attention is paid to the spatial and temporal resolution, the precision of the measurements, and the usefulness of the data. The presented analysis is focused on DInSAR results exploitation of various ground subsidence phenomena (groundwater withdrawal, soil compaction, mining subsidence, evaporite dissolution subsidence, and volcanic deformation) with different displacement patterns in a selection of subsidence areas in Spain. Finally, a cost comparative study is performed for the different techniques applied.
Sponsor: The different research areas included in this paper has been supported by the projects: CGL2005-05500-C02, CGL2008-06426-C01-01/BTE, AYA2 010-17448, IPT-2011-1234-310000, TEC-2008-06764, ACOMP/2010/082, AGL2009-08931/AGR, 2012GA-LC-036, 2003-03-4.3-I-014, CGL2006-05415, BEST-2011/225, CGL2010-16775, TEC2011-28201, 2012GA-LC-021 and the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to PJG.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/36419
ISSN: 1866-6280 (Print) | 1866-6299 (Online)
DOI: 10.1007/s12665-013-2422-z
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-013-2422-z
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