InSAR time-series analysis of land subsidence under different land use types in the eastern Beijing plain, China

Chaofan Zhou, Huili Gong, Beibei Chen, Jiwei Li, Mingliang Gao, Feng Zhu, Wenfeng Chen, Yue Liang

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Abstract

In the Beijing plain, the long-term groundwater overexploitation, exploitation, and the utilization of superficial urban space have led to land subsidence. In this study, the spatial-temporal analysis of land subsidence in Beijing was assessed by using the small baseline subset (SBAS) interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) technique based on 47 TerraSAR-X SAR images from 2010 to 2015. Distinct variations of the land subsidence were found in the study regions. The maximum annual land subsidence rate was 146 mm/year from 2011 to 2015. The comparison between the SBAS InSAR results and the ground leveling measurements showed that the InSAR land subsidence results achieved a precision of 2 mm. In 2013, the maximum displacement reached 132 and 138 mm/year in the Laiguangying and DongbalizhuangDajiaoting area. Our analysis showed that the serious land subsidence mainly occurred in the following land use types: water area and wetland, paddy field, upland soils, vegetable land, and peasant-inhabited land. Our results could provide a useful reference for groundwater exploitation and urban planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number380
JournalRemote Sensing
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Correspondence analysis
  • InSAR
  • Land subsidence
  • Land use
  • Small baseline subset interferometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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