Use of interferometry in mining and water extraction

Anthropic activities can modify the ground surface in different ways. We made a study using satellite-based InSAR technics over a mine region in the north of México. As we can see, there are some areas that suffer subsidence due to mining and water extraction for agriculture.

The study was made with Sentinel-1 imagery from October 2016 to September 2020. We identified until 70 cm of subsidence in Line-of-sight. This information can contribute to the understanding of ground surface dynamic associated with anthropogenic activities over the place and provide useful information to mitigate risks and disasters in the mine operations.


GMTSAR (Sandwell, D. ., R. . Mellors, X. Tong, M. Wei, and P. Wessel (2011), Open radar interferometry software for mapping surface deformation, Eos Trans. AGU, 92(28), doi:10.1029/2011EO280002.)

Satellite: Copernicus Sentinel-1(ESA)

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thank you for sharing - I moved it to the #showroom

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Thak you @ABraun

Good morning,
I looked in the showroom for more on this article but could not find any thing apart from the reference to the 2011 article. Is there more that I am missing?
Neville in sunny Australia

Oh no @nrmadden

The reference is for the software that I used to process the time series of the case study I shared on this post.

yes, sorry. I meant that I moved the initial topic to this forum’s category.