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Sensors 2008, 8(11), 7469-7492; doi:10.3390/s8117469
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Geological Interpretation of PSInSAR Data at Regional Scale

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1 Department of Earth Sciences - University of Pavia , Via Ferrata n 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy 2 ARPA Piemonte - Centro Regionale per le Ricerche Territoriali e Geologiche, via Pio VII, 9, 10135, Torino, Italy 3 Tele-Rilevamento Europa - T.R.E. S.r.l, Via Vittorio Colonna, 7, 20149 Milano, Italy
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Received: 16 July 2008 / Revised: 12 September 2008 / Accepted: 20 October 2008 / Published: 24 November 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR))
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Abstract

Results of a PSInSAR™ project carried out by the Regional Agency for Environmental Protection (ARPA) in Piemonte Region (Northern Italy) are presented and discussed. A methodology is proposed for the interpretation of the PSInSARTM data at the regional scale, easy to use by the public administrations and by civil protection authorities. Potential and limitations of the PSInSARTM technique for ground movement detection on a regional scale and monitoring are then estimated in relationship with different geological processes and various geological environments.
Keywords: SAR interferometry; permanent scatterer; landslide; subsidence; Piemonte SAR interferometry; permanent scatterer; landslide; subsidence; Piemonte
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Meisina, C.; Zucca, F.; Notti, D.; Colombo, A.; Cucchi, A.; Savio, G.; Giannico, C.; Bianchi, M. Geological Interpretation of PSInSAR Data at Regional Scale. Sensors 2008, 8, 7469-7492.

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