Estimation of Rock Glacier Surface Deformation Using SAR Interferometry Data.

Lado W. Kenyi, Viktor Kaufmann

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The detection and quantification of surface deformation of an active rock glacier using the differential synthetic aperture radar (SAR) interferometry (D-InSAR) technique is presented. An average deformation rate of -6 mm/35 days in the radar line of ight was estimated for the summer of 1992. The maximum deformation rate, -18 mm/35 days, was identified at the upper part of the rock glacier, whereas the deformation rate at the snout of the rock glacier was about -10 mm/35 days. The spatial distribution of the surface deformation in the D-InSAR displacement map is smooth and supports the idea that ice is the stress-transferring medium in rock glaciers
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1512-1515
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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