A new paper on "Engineering Geology for Society and Territory – Volume 5"



Remote sensing techniques for the monitoring of displacements are opening new opportunities in the field of geotechnical engineering and geology. Terrestrial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) interferometry (TInSAR) is one of the most innovative techniques and it promises to be a very effective solution, which will be extensively used in the near future.

By showing some real examples based on application of Terrestrial SAR Interferometry we aim to promote better appreciation of the use of displacement monitoring as a control tool and as an investigation and diagnostic tool. Inother words, under certain conditions, the monitoring of displacement allows to derive information on the behavior of both natural and man-made structures that may be useful for both decision-making and design purposes.


Mazzanti P., Bozzano F., Brunetti A., Esposito C., Martino S., Prestininzi A., Rocca A., Scarascia Mugnozza G., 2015. Terrestrial SAR Interferometry Monitoring of Natural Slopes and Man-Made Structures . G. Lollino et al. (eds.), Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, Volume 5, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 189-194.
This short video shows the operational principle of Terrestrial SAR Interferometry.