Next Article in Journal
Network Analysis for a Better Water Use Configuration in the Baiyangdian Basin, China
Next Article in Special Issue
Perspectives on Cultural and Sustainable Rural Tourism in a Smart Region: The Case Study of Marmilla in Sardinia (Italy)
Previous Article in Journal
Seasonal Imbalances in Natural Gas Imports in Major Northeast Asian Countries: Variations, Reasons, Outlooks and Countermeasures
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Sustainability 2015, 7(2), 1712-1729; doi:10.3390/su7021712

Differential Radar Interferometry for Structural and Ground Deformation Monitoring: A New Tool for the Conservation and Sustainability of Cultural Heritage Sites

1,2,3
,
1,3,* and 1,3
1
Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 9 Dengzhuang South Road, Haidian, Beijing 100094, China
2
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 19A Yuquan Road, Beijing 100049, China
3
International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage under the Auspices of UNESCO, No. 9 Dengzhuang South Road, Haidian, Beijing 100094, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 2 December 2014 / Revised: 14 January 2015 / Accepted: 30 January 2015 / Published: 5 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability of Cultural and Natural Heritage)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [994 KB, uploaded 24 February 2015]   |  

Abstract

Affected by natural and human-induced factors, cultural heritage sites and their surroundings face threats of structural instability and land displacement. Accurate and rapid identification of the key areas facing existing or potential deformation risks is essential for the conservation and sustainability of heritage sites, particularly for huge archaeological regions. In recent years, the successful application of differential radar interferometry techniques for the measurement of millimeter-level terrain motions has demonstrated their potential for deformation monitoring and preventive diagnosis of cultural heritage sites. In this paper, we review the principles of advanced differential radar interferometry approaches and their applicability for structural and ground deformation monitoring over heritage sites. Then, the advantages and challenges of these approaches are analyzed, followed by a discussion on the selection of radar interferometry systems for different archaeological applications. Finally, a workflow, integrating space-borne and ground-based differential radar interferometry technologies for deformation anomaly monitoring and preventive diagnosis of cultural heritage sites, is proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: differential radar interferometry; cultural heritage; sustainability; deformation monitoring; space-borne; ground-based; MT-InSAR; GB-InSAR differential radar interferometry; cultural heritage; sustainability; deformation monitoring; space-borne; ground-based; MT-InSAR; GB-InSAR
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Zhou, W.; Chen, F.; Guo, H. Differential Radar Interferometry for Structural and Ground Deformation Monitoring: A New Tool for the Conservation and Sustainability of Cultural Heritage Sites. Sustainability 2015, 7, 1712-1729.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sustainability EISSN 2071-1050 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top