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dc.contributor.advisorZhou, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorLowry, Benjamin W.
dc.contributor.committeememberNissen, Edwin
dc.contributor.committeememberHitzman, Murray Walter
dc.contributor.committeememberCloss, Graham
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-03T11:28:54Z
dc.date.available2020-02-03T11:28:54Z
dc.date.submitted2019
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2019 Fall
dc.description.abstractThe projects present interferometric radar measurements at high temporal resolutions and fine spatial precisions that allow new insights about ground deformation dynamics. The work is organized into three studies: (1) A ground-based interferometric radar (GBIR) monitoring campaign conducted on a slow-moving, translational failure landslide in Granby, Grand County, Colorado, USA. (2) A terrestrial radar interferometry (TRI) monitoring campaign for detecting ground settlement analysis within an urban setting in Seattle, Washington, USA. (3) A case study of novel landslide activity recognition related to a very slow creep landslide using satellite ALOS-1 radar interferometry. The research presents methods of survey planning, line of sight measurement, spatial and temporal filtering, uncertainty and error budgeting, scene geocoding, and spatial frame correction. Results of these studies inform hazard assessment and mitigation activities, novel landslide detection and feature recognition, and sub millimeter velocity monitoring of ground deformation dynamics. Independent datasets of deformation for verification and comparison of movement monitoring with discussion regarding the capabilities and limitations of radar measurements to characterize deformation in these environments. Results are used to create radar-supported workflows for achieving geotechnical engineering objectives including submillimeter velocity tracking, near real-time processing and results, and unsupervised reconnaissance campaigns for novel landslide detection.
dc.identifierLowry_mines_0052E_11864.pdf
dc.identifierT 8858
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/174000
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectInSAR
dc.subjectRadar interferometry
dc.subjectUrban settlement
dc.subjectLandslide recongition
dc.subjectGBIR
dc.subjectTRI
dc.titleTerrestrial and satellite radar interferometry applications for ground deformation investigations in urban subsidence detection, landslide velocity monitoring, and novel failure discovery
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.disciplineGeology and Geological Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


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