Photographic feature : Revealing millimetre-scale ground movements in London using SqueeSAR™. / Bischoff, Christine Anna; Ghail, Richard; Mason, Philippa J.; Ferreti, Alessandro; Davis, John A.

In: Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 17.05.2019, p. 1-9.

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  • Christine Anna Bischoff
  • Richard Ghail
  • Philippa J. Mason
  • Alessandro Ferreti
  • John A. Davis


A series of illustrated examples is presented here to demonstrate the capabilities of ground-level monitoring using InSAR (interferometric synthetic aperture radar). Greater London is an ideal area to demonstrate and validate measurements derived using InSAR; its continuous urban fabric and the regular acquisition of SAR images from high-resolution sensors, such as TerraSAR-X, allows detection and monitoring of over 1.7 million measurement points with millimetre-scale accuracy. The results, some of which are shown here, reveal fascinating spatial and temporal patterns of ground motion across London and demonstrate the benefit of using high-resolution InSAR technologies in engineering applications. Interpreting the motion patterns can be challenging, however, owing to their complex and sometimes mysterious causes; we therefore welcome any assistance in doing so and we hope this photographic feature serves to trigger interest.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalQuarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2019
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