Horizontal and vertical displacement

Hi,
I work on smoe earthquake in Japan and I want to calculate vertical and horizontal displacement, I have read on this forum how to convert LOS to vertical dispalcement with this formula (unw_phase5.6)/(-4pi*(cos(rad(incd_angl))), than I from my LOS(Phae to displacement) deduct my calculateted vertical displacement to get horizontal dispalcement. I want first to check with you is this good way or I am tottaly wrong, and I want to ask you secound question I have ascending and descending how can I combine them to get horizontal and vertical dispalcement?

S1 is good in detecting displacements in E-W direction, but it is better to have some in-situ data for the single event as earthquakes. I wouldn’t be confident on horizontal displacements you get from the formula you provided.
Good luck!

vertical displacements have been heavily discussed in some topics (mostly here). My personal conclusion is that there is no standard way of doing it. There are many approaches, most of them require computing which cannot be done entirely in SNAP (e.g. vector or matrix based calculations).

These publications give nice summaries on the topic:

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ABraun and hriston_bg thank you very much on this advices that you give me I am going to try some of other methods to see if I will get same results like my.