Urban Area Geodynamic Risk Mapping Using Long-Term Time Series of Sentinel-1 Satellite Radar Interferometry

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Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 40, p.35-46 (2018)


Geodynamic risk mapping, Kryvyi Rih, satellite radar interferometry, synthetic aperture radar, time series analysis


The study region was Kryvyi Rih, which is a city in the Dnipropetrovsk region of South-eastern part of Ukraine. Kryvyi Rih is the main steel-industry city of Eastern Europe, and a globally important center of the iron-ore mining and metallurgy. is technogenically affected land, which is under geodynamic disasters risk now. The Kryvyi Rih city central part geodynamic risk mapping using satellite radar interferometry time series analysis and geological/geophysical data are described. Long-term time series of Sentinel-1 satellite differential InSAR measurements were engaged for this task. Detecting and mapping the high-precision land surface movement dynamics will serve as a very important indicator of potential environmental vulnerability. The technique for time series of land surface small displacements analysis and interpreting are described. Geological and geophysical data are auxiliary for risk forecasting. Finally, the geodynamic risk maps are produced for the study area

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