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Measuring human-induced land subsidence from space

Examples of the use of Satellite Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar to measure and map changes on the Earth's surface as an aid to understanding how ground-water pumping, hydrocarbon production, or other human activities cause land subsidence.

by Bawden, Gerald W.; Sneed, Michelle; Stork, Sylvia V.; and Galloway, Devin L.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 069-03
Related topics:
IFSAR, Geomorphology, Groundwater, Human impacts, Subsidence
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California, Nevada, Texas
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