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Suitability Assessment of X-Band Satellite SAR Data for Geotechnical Monitoring of Site Scale Slow Moving Landslides



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Bru, Guadalupe and Escayo, Joaquin and Fernández Torres, José and Mallorqui, Jordi and Iglesias, Rubén and Sansosti, Eugenio and Abajo, Tamara and Morales, Antonio (2018) Suitability Assessment of X-Band Satellite SAR Data for Geotechnical Monitoring of Site Scale Slow Moving Landslides. Remote Sensing, 10 (6). p. 936. ISSN 2072-4292

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10060936


This work addresses the suitability of using X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data for operational geotechnical monitoring of site scale slow moving landslides, affecting urban areas and infrastructures. The scale of these studies requires high resolution data. We propose a procedure for the practical use of SAR data in geotechnical landslides campaigns, that includes an appropriate dataset selection taking into account the scenario characteristics, a visibility analysis, and considerations when comparing advanced differential SAR interferometry (A-DInSAR) results with other monitoring techniques. We have determined that Sentinel-2 satellite optical images are suited for performing high resolution land cover classifications, which results in the achievement of qualitative visibility maps. We also concluded that A-DInSAR is a very powerful and versatile tool for detailed scale landslide monitoring, although in combination with other instrumentation techniques.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:A-DInSAR; geotechnical monitoring; site scale; slow moving landslides; land cover classification; Sentinel-2 optical
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
ID Code:66363
Deposited On:24 Jun 2021 10:52
Last Modified:24 Jun 2021 10:52

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