Subsidence monitoring in Seville (S Spain) using multi-temporal InSAR

Antonio M. Ruiz-Armenteros, Ana Ruiz-Constán, Francisco Lamas-Fernández, Jesús Galindo-Zaldívar, Joaquim J. Sousa, Carlos Sanz De Galdeano, J. Manuel Delgado, Antonio Pedrera-Parias, Sergio Martos-Rosillo, Antonio J. Gil, Miguel Caro-Cuenca, Ramon F. Hanssen

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Seville, with a metropolitan population of about 1.5 million, is the capital and largest city of Andalusia (S Spain). It is the 30th most populous municipality in the European Union and contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Seville harbour, located about 80 km from the Atlantic Ocean, is the only river port in Spain. The city is located on the plain of the Guadalquivir River. Using Multi-Temporal InSAR with ERS-1/2 and Envisat data a subsidence behavior is detected in the period 1992-2010. The geometry of the subsiding areas suggests that it should be conditioned by the fluvial dynamics of the Guadalquivir River and its tributaries. Facies distribution along the fluvial system (paleochannels, flood plains.), with different grain size and matrix proportion, may explain the relative subsidence between the different sectors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Living Planet Symposium 2016
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
ISBN (Electronic)9789292213053
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
EventLiving Planet Symposium 2016 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 9 May 201613 May 2016


ConferenceLiving Planet Symposium 2016
CountryCzech Republic


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