31 May 2017 Land subsidence in Tianjin for 2015 to 2016 revealed by the analysis of Sentinel-1A with SBAS-InSAR
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It has been suggested that Tianjin, China, has significant land subsidence due to excessive extraction of water. Although it is presently under control, the land subsidence around Tianjin suburbs in recent years should not be ignored. However, existing research work on land subsidence is based on traditional synthetic aperture radar satellite images in which the research time spans are mainly before 2012. An advanced time-series method, namely small baselines subset (SBAS) technique, is applied to a total of 27 Sentinel-1A images over Tianjin acquired between May 31, 2015, and May 13, 2016, to derive the subsidence magnitude and distribution of Tianjin. Furthermore, the overall and quantitative validations of SBAS-derived results are implemented. First, the overall subsidence distribution derived by SBAS is compared with the annual report of land subsidence in Tianjin 2015, which shows the same subsidence trend and distribution. Then, 44 benchmarks and 2 continuously operating reference station datasets, i.e., CH01 and XQYY, are processed to provide a specific validation of SBAS-derived results of Sentinel-1A. Finally, through investigation, an interpretation from two aspects of groundwater extraction and geological structures of the surrounding Wangqingtuo settlement funnel area is given.
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Jiming Guo, Jiyuan Hu, Bing Li, Lv Zhou, Wei Wang, "Land subsidence in Tianjin for 2015 to 2016 revealed by the analysis of Sentinel-1A with SBAS-InSAR," Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 11(2), 026024 (31 May 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.11.026024 . Submission: Received: 9 January 2017; Accepted: 9 May 2017
Received: 9 January 2017; Accepted: 9 May 2017; Published: 31 May 2017
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