PSInSAR remote sensing observations of deformation behaviour at Salisbury Plain, UK

S. A. Agar, J. A. Lawrence, R. C. Ghail, P. J. Mason, S. Thompson

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PSInSAR is a radar remote sensing approach that offers measurements of ground deformation over large areas at sub-mm precision. The technique has significant potential for granting insight into ongoing geological processes. Data recovery in rural areas is challenging due to the highly inconsistent radar scattering behaviour exhibited by vegetated ground, and thus a rural area of the UK - Salisbury Plain - was used as a case study to examine the challenges and potential for PSInSAR techniques in rural areas. Results showed regional uplift of clay formations relative to the Chalk, which was attributed to clay shrink-swell correlated with seasonal increases in groundwater levels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering in Chalk - Proceedings of the Chalk 2018 Conference
EditorsJames A. Lawrence, Martin Preene, Ursula L. Lawrence, Roisin Buckley
PublisherICE Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780727764072
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2018
EventChalk 2018 Conference: Engineering in Chalk - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Sept 201818 Sept 2018

Publication series

NameEngineering in Chalk - Proceedings of the Chalk 2018 Conference


ConferenceChalk 2018 Conference: Engineering in Chalk
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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