Satellite SAR Interferometry for the identification of subsidence triggering factors.



A new paper about a study carried out in an urban area (20 km east of Rome) strongly affected by subsidence has been recently published on "Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 5" .

The area, widely exploited for mining activities, has been analyzed by A-DInSAR (Satellite SAR Interferometry) techniques in order to identify the historical subsidence rates (1992-2010); the integration of such data with the geological and hydrogeological model (achieved by in situ surveys), allowed the identification of subsidence triggering factors and their correlation with human activities.


Bozzano F., Esposito C., Franchi S., Mazzanti P., Perissin D., Rocca A., Romano E., 2015.Analysis of a Subsidence Process by Integrating Geological and Hydrogeological Modelling with Satellite InSAR Data. G. Lollino et al. (eds.), Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, Volume 5, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 155-159.