INSAR-BASED INVESTIGATION OF SURFACE DISPLACEMENT OVER THE AREA OF THE COLLAPSED BUILDINGS IN ISTANBUL
Keywords: Interferometry, InSAR, Sentinel 1, Radar, SAR, Buildings
Abstract. In this research, we investigate the surface displacements in the regions where the buildings collapsed. Istanbul has a surface that is active for earthquakes. As the construction regulations have been changed after the year 2000, it is expected that the buildings built after this year, are much safer due to the strict retime series. But the majority of the buildings are at high risk since they are constructed before the year 2000. Therefore suddenly collapsing buildings are an often case in Istanbul, and we have investigated six buildings that collapsed during the six-year time. The used data are Sentinel 1 Radar images. The methodology is SBAS provided by the COMET-LiCS portal. The study area is Istanbul-Türkiye. six buildings are selected for the investigation. The velocity of the displacements and the time series of the whole displacements on the building locations have been plotted. The neighbouring areas of the collapsed buildings are also investigated and analysed if there are any surface displacement changes between them.