Radar interferometry measurement of land subsidence in El Paso, Texas

dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Clark R.
dc.contributor.advisorBuckley, Sean M.
dc.creatorLeuro, Erick
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-06T16:02:26Z
dc.date.available2021-01-06T16:02:26Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.description.abstractThis work presents the application of radar interferometry to detect land subsidence associated with water pumping in El Paso, Texas and adjacent areas. Geological and hydrological information are compared with the radar information to validate the results. An error treatment of the measurements is performed using the singular value decomposition technique. Synthetic aperture radar interferometry is a proven remote sensing technique to detect ground deformation in a three-dimensional scale with millimetric precision. It has been applied successfully in earthquake monitoring, volcano deformation, glacier movement and aquifer compaction. El Paso and Ciudad Juarez are located over the Hueco Bolson aquifer, an unconsolidated alluvial aquifer that consists of gravel, sand, silt and clay. Because of increased water pumping since the early 20th century, the water table has changed and subsidence has occurred. Measurements of land subsidence are reported from the 1950s, 1970s, and 1980s. This work considers subsidence in the 1990sen_US
dc.description.departmentEarth and Planetary Sciencesen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/84136
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/11126
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden_US
dc.subjectInterferometryen_US
dc.subjectSynthetic aperture radaren_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.titleRadar interferometry measurement of land subsidence in El Paso, Texasen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentGeological Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeological Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Geological Sciencesen_US

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