This paper deals with ground displacement measurements with Differential Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (DInSAR) technique. These ground modifications often occur as a consequence of an earthquake. The island of Ischia (Southern Italy) has been chosen as case study since it was hit by a severe earthquake on the 21st of August 2017. The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) and the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) provided the displacement maps considering interferometric pairs close to the main shock event. In this work, a further interferometric pair, which also includes some aftershocks, has been used to calculate ground modifications. The results confirmed a ground subsidence up to 4 centimeters in the epicenter area, in agreement with the reference data. This study rely on open access data as well as on open software, both provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) under the Copernicus program. In particular, data from Sentinel-1 radar satellite mission and SNAP software have been used. The availability of such data and software is relevant for public institutions that can produce valuable information at almost no charge.

SAR Interferometry with open Sentinel-1 data for environmental measurements: the case of Ischia earthquake

Ullo S
Supervision
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Addabbo P.;
2018

Abstract

This paper deals with ground displacement measurements with Differential Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (DInSAR) technique. These ground modifications often occur as a consequence of an earthquake. The island of Ischia (Southern Italy) has been chosen as case study since it was hit by a severe earthquake on the 21st of August 2017. The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) and the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) provided the displacement maps considering interferometric pairs close to the main shock event. In this work, a further interferometric pair, which also includes some aftershocks, has been used to calculate ground modifications. The results confirmed a ground subsidence up to 4 centimeters in the epicenter area, in agreement with the reference data. This study rely on open access data as well as on open software, both provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) under the Copernicus program. In particular, data from Sentinel-1 radar satellite mission and SNAP software have been used. The availability of such data and software is relevant for public institutions that can produce valuable information at almost no charge.
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