Special Issue "Advances in Ground Deformation Monitoring"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Sciences and Geography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Philippa J. Mason
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Guest Editor
Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, London, UK
Interests: InSAR; geosciences; geohazards; remote sensing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue on advances in ground deformation monitoring. Much progress has been made in the development of techniques for the detection and measurement of all kinds of ground motion from remote platforms and sensors, to complement those made using conventional ground-based techniques.

Spaceborne InSAR is widely used for the precise detection, measurement and monitoring of ground deformation, and it is a very efficient and cost-effective method of doing so over areas of large spatial extent, at reasonably high temporal frequency, and without the need for ground-based instrumentation. Differential InSAR is now used for monitoring volcanic activity, earthquake deformation, effects of carbon sequestration, mining, engineering and hydrology-related subsidence and more. Recent advances in methods in data processing and sensor technology have enabled great improvements in measurement reliability and precision, through repeated observations over long time frames and at high resolutions.

This issue is intended for a wide and multidisciplinary audience and presents some of the most recent advances and novel approaches in the detection, measurement and monitoring of ground deformation.

Dr. Philippa J. Mason
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
  • Interferometric SAR (InSAR)
  • Differential InSAR (DInSAR)
  • ground deformation
  • monitoring
  • measurement

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Multi-Scale and Multi-Dimensional Time Series InSAR Characterizing of Surface Deformation over Shandong Peninsula, China
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(7), 2294; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10072294 - 27 Mar 2020
Abstract
Shandong peninsula, the largest peninsula of China, is prone to severe land subsidence hazards along the coastline. In this paper, we provide, for the first time, multi-scale and multi-dimensional time series deformation measurements of the entire Shandong peninsula with advanced time series Interferometric [...] Read more.
Shandong peninsula, the largest peninsula of China, is prone to severe land subsidence hazards along the coastline. In this paper, we provide, for the first time, multi-scale and multi-dimensional time series deformation measurements of the entire Shandong peninsula with advanced time series Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) techniques. We derive the spatiotemporal evolutions of the land subsidence by integrating multi-track Sentinel-1A/B and RADARSAT-2 satellite images. InSAR measurements are cross validated by the independent deformation rate results generated from different SAR tracks, reaching a precision of less than 1.3 cm/a. Two-dimensional time series over the Yellow River Delta (YRD) from 2017 to 2019 are revealed by integrating time series InSAR measurements from both descending and ascending tracks. Land subsidence zones are mainly concentrated on the YRD. In total, twelve typical localized subsidence zones are identified in the cities of Dongying (up to 290 mm/a; brine and groundwater exploitation for industrial usage), Weifang (up to 170 mm/a; brine exploitation for industrial usage), Qingdao (up to 70 mm/a; aquaculture and land reclamation), Yantai (up to 50 mm/a; land reclamation) and Rizhao (up to 60 mm/a; land reclamation). The causal factors of localized ground deformation are discussed, encompassing groundwater and brine exploitation, aquaculture and land reclamation. Multi-scale surveys of spatiotemporal deformation evolution and mechanism analysis are critical to make decisions on underground fluid exploitation and land reclamation. Full article
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