The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XL-7/W4
26 Jun 2015
 | 26 Jun 2015

Ground subsidence monitoring over Jiaxing region, Zhejiang province from 2006 to 2010 using time series InSAR technique

H. A. Wu, Y. H. Zhang, G. F. Luo, W. H. Mao, Y. H. Kang, and Y. Jin

Keywords: Ground subsidence, InSAR, time series, Jiaxing

Abstract. Because of over-exploration of groundwater for a long time, Jiaxing region, northeast of Zhejiang province has suffering serious ground subsidence during the past several decades. In this paper, we investigate the time series InSAR technique for the generation of subsidence maps over Jiaxing region. 25 ENVISAT ASAR images acquired from Jan 2006 to Aug 2010 are used. The results show that serious subsidence has taken place in Xiuzhou district, Jiashan county, Pinghu county and Haiyan county. 4 subsidence centers, namely Huanggu town in Pinghu, Wangjiangting town in Xiuzhou, Tianning townin Jiashan, and Wuyuan town in Haiyan. 3 obvious subsidence belts are distributed in Jiaxing. Meanwhile in Tongxiang county, Haining county and Nanhu district, there is relatively seldom subsidence. The results are compared with 35 levelling measurements. The standard deviation of the error between the two data is 4.25 mm/year, which demonstrate that time series InSAR technique has good accuracy for subsidence monitoring in Zhejiang province, southeast of China, covered with lots of vegetation and waters.