A new monitoring strategy to control land movements. The Veneto Region test area

Carbognin, Laura and Rizzetto, Federica and Tosi, Luigi and Strozzi, Tazio and Teatini, Pietro and Vitturi, Andrea (2005) A new monitoring strategy to control land movements. The Veneto Region test area. In: Land Subsidence : Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Land Subsidence. Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers, Shanghai, pp. 435-444. ISBN 7-5323-8209-5


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Anthropogenic land subsidence has widely been affecting the Veneto Region; northern Italy; since the past century. Groundwater withdrawals for industrial; domestic; and agricultural uses; exploitation of mineral water; thermal water for health treatment; methane-bearing water; and peat oxidation in reclaimed farmlands produced a land settlement varying in time and space throughout the area. Moreover; natural consolidation of the Quaternary deposits and tectonics of the pre-Quaternary basement contribute to increase ground surface lowering. Different survey techniques; with different characteristics; have been adopted to control land subsidence. To overcome the limits that characterize each single method and to enlarge the knowledge on regional land subsidence; an integrated monitoring method has been designed to accurately and reliably keep land movements under control in the study area. We combine five earth observation techniques; i.e. spirit leveling; Continuous Global Positioning System (CGPS); Differential GPS (DGPS); Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR); and Interferometric Point Target Analysis (IPTA); together over about the last ten-years; and homogenized and integrated their results in both the time and space domains. The application of this Subsidence Integrated Monitoring System (SIMS) provides a new complete and dependable picture of the vertical displacements in the Veneto Region never available before

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Shanghai China 23~28 October 2005
Uncontrolled Keywords: monitoring, leveling, GPS, remote sensing, data integration, Veneto Region (Italy)
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia
Depositing User: Dr Luigi Tosi
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 14:22
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 14:22
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15874

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