LARGE-SCALE SUBSIDENCE GEOHAZARD MONITORING WITH SENTINEL-1 SAR INTERFEROMETRY IN CENTRAL LISHUI (CHINA)
Keywords: InSAR, Sentinel-1, Large-scale Subsidence, Geohazard Monitoring, Urban Constructions
Abstract. Ground subsidence has become a serious problem along with the rapid urban expansions. Compared with traditional point-based ground survey techniques (GPS, levelling measurement and in-situ sensors), SAR Interferometry are quite appreciated for large-scale subsidence monitoring with long term and high accuracy. In this study, we focused on large-scale subsidence geohazard monitoring of central Lishui (China) and extracted subsidence velocity map of Liandu District. 57 Sentinle-1 SAR images from April 2019 to September 2020 are analysed with SBAS-InSAR technique. The overall subsidence of Liandu is significantly correlated with the distributions of construction engineering sites with displacement velocity of approximately 30–60 mm/yr. Various types of urban ground subsidence could be identified, including the overall settlement of large construction site, the slope deformation of construction excavation, significant settlement of refuse landfill and mountain crossing tunnel, and small deformation of highvoltage towers in mountainous areas. Our results indicated that the rapid urban developments are the dominant impact factors of subsidence in Lishui, China.