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Mass movement susceptibility mapping using satellite optical imagery compared with InSAR monitoring: Zigui County, Three Gorges region, China

Kincal, C., Singleton, A., Li, Z., Drummond, J., Hoey, T., Muller, J., Qu, W., Zeng, Q., Zhang, J., and Du, P. (2010) Mass movement susceptibility mapping using satellite optical imagery compared with InSAR monitoring: Zigui County, Three Gorges region, China. In: 2010 DRAGON-2 Symposium, 17-21 May 2010, Guilin, China.

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Abstract

Mass movements on steep slopes are a major hazard to communities and infrastructure in the Three Gorges region, China. Developing susceptibility maps of mass movements is therefore very important in both current and future land use planning. This study employed satellite optical imagery and an ASTER GDEM (15 m) to derive various parameters (namely geology; slope gradient; proximity to drainage networks and proximity to lineaments) in order to create a GIS-based map of mass movement susceptibility. This map was then evaluated using highly accurate deformation signals processed using the Persistent Scatterer (PS) InSAR technique. Areas of high susceptibility correspond well to points of high subsidence, which provides a strong support of our susceptibility map.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Three Gorges; landslides; mass movement; InSAR
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Hoey, Prof Trevor and Li, Dr Zhenhong and Kincal, Dr Cem and Drummond, Dr Jane
Authors: Kincal, C., Singleton, A., Li, Z., Drummond, J., Hoey, T., Muller, J., Qu, W., Zeng, Q., Zhang, J., and Du, P.
Subjects:Q Science > QE Geology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
513031GAS: Generic Atmosphere Solutions for radar measurementsZhenhong LiNatural Environment Research Council (NERC)NE/H001085/1School of Geographical and Earth Sciences

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