Application of InSAR and Gravimetry for Land Subsidence Hazard Zoning in Aguascalientes, Mexico
AbstractIn this work we present an application of InSAR and gravimetric surveys for risk management related to land subsidence and surface ground faulting generation. A subsidence velocity map derived from the 2007–2011 ALOS SAR imagery and a sediment thicknesses map obtained from the inversion of gravimetric data were integrated with a surface fault map to produce a subsidence hazard zoning in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico. The resulting zoning is presented together with specific recommendations about geotechnical studies needed for further evaluation of surface faulting in these hazard zones. The derived zoning map consists in four zones including null hazard (stable terrain without subsidence), low hazard (areas prone to subsidence), medium hazard (zones with subsidence) and high hazard (zones with surface faulting). InSAR results displayed subsidence LOS velocities up to 10 cm/year and two subsidence areas unknown before this study. Gravimetric results revealed that the thicker sediment sequence is located toward north of Aguascalientes City reaching up to 600 m in thickness, which correspond to a high subsidence LOS velocity zone (up to 6 cm/year). View Full-Text
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Pacheco-Martínez, J.; Cabral-Cano, E.; Wdowinski, S.; Hernández-Marín, M.; Ortiz-Lozano, J.Á.; Zermeño-de-León, M.E. Application of InSAR and Gravimetry for Land Subsidence Hazard Zoning in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Remote Sens. 2015, 7, 17035-17050.
Pacheco-Martínez J, Cabral-Cano E, Wdowinski S, Hernández-Marín M, Ortiz-Lozano JÁ, Zermeño-de-León ME. Application of InSAR and Gravimetry for Land Subsidence Hazard Zoning in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Remote Sensing. 2015; 7(12):17035-17050.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pacheco-Martínez, Jesús; Cabral-Cano, Enrique; Wdowinski, Shimon; Hernández-Marín, Martín; Ortiz-Lozano, José Á.; Zermeño-de-León, Mario E. 2015. "Application of InSAR and Gravimetry for Land Subsidence Hazard Zoning in Aguascalientes, Mexico." Remote Sens. 7, no. 12: 17035-17050.