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Shirani K, Pasandi M, Ebrahimi B. Assessment of Land Subsidence in the Najafabad Plain Using the Differential Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (DInSAR) Technique. jwss 2021; 25 (1) :105-127
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-4023-en.html
1. Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Department, Isfahan Agricultural and Natural Resources, Research and Education Center, AREEO, Isfahan, Iran. , kouroshshirani@gmail.com
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Land subsidence as a hydrogeomorphology event is currently occurring dangerously in many plains of the country due to uncontrolled groundwater extraction from water bearing layers, and accordingly monitoring and studying this phenomenon seems to be necessary. In this study, land subsidence rate of the Najafabad aquifer was determined through the Differential Radar Interferometry (DInSAR) processing of the ASAR and PALSAR radar data and the results were validated by comparying with the differential leveling and groundwater level drowdown data. Processing of the ASAR sensor data estimates the land subsidence in the Najafabad plain at an average annual subsidence rate of 6.7 cm and a total of 41 cm during 6 years period and processing of the PALSAR data suggests an annual rate of 7.7 cm and total subsidence of 30 cm during 4 years period. Most of the occured displacements are related to the Tiranchi, Koushk, Ghahderijan, Goldasht and Falavarjan cities. The simultaneous groundwater level data with acquisition date of the radar satellite images between 2002 and 2014 shows a drawdown ranging from 0.5 to 46.5 meters in the south and east to north of the Najafabad city consistent with the estimated land subsidence areas.The DInSAR processing of the PALSAR data has led to a more accurate results with higher spatial resolution. Results of the radar data processing can be employed for the hazard zonation directly utilized for management and planning of control and preventive measures.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2020/05/4 | Accepted: 2020/08/24 | Published: 2021/05/31

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