PS-InSAR monitoring of landslide activity in the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus

Elena Kiseleva, Valentin Mikhailov, Ekaterina Smolyaninova, Pavel Dmitriev, Vasily Golubev, Elena Timoshkinaa, A. Hooper, S. Samiei-Esfahany, R. Hanssen

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Abstract

The landslide activity in the area of Bolshoy Sochi (Big Sochi) situated at the Black Sea coast of the Great Caucasus has been studied using the StaMPS PS-InSAR method. We incorporated three sets of radar images from the satellites with different wavelengths ALOS, Envisat and Terra-SAR-X from both ascending and descending tracks which cover the time period from January 2007 to September 2012. Comparative investigation of surface displacements obtained from all the data sets is presented. Areas where high surface displacement rates have been located on the base of the satellite data coincide well with zones of high landslide activity according to ground observations. We constructed time series for the two landslides: in the Baranovka and Mamaika villages where considerable surface movements had been observed during the time of acquisitions. Analysis of the time series made it possible to determine periods of activity and relative stability of the landslides and compare them with ground observations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCENTERIS 2014 - CONFERENCE ON ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS / PROJMAN 2014 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PROJECT MANAGEMENT / HCIST 2014 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Pages404-413
Number of pages10
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies - Troia, Portugal
Duration: 15 Oct 201417 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameProcedia Technology
PublisherElsevier BV
Volume16
ISSN (Print)221200173

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies
Abbreviated titleHCist 2014
CountryPortugal
CityTroia
Period15/10/1417/10/14

Keywords

  • PS-InSAR
  • StaMPS
  • landslides
  • Great Caucasus
  • comparison to ground data

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