Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) and GPS have been used successfully to monitor surface deformation in urban environments and flat, barren terrain, characterized by permanent structures and stable landscapes. A carbon sequestration and enhanced coalbed methane test in southwest Virginia presented a unique opportunity to test the capability of non-stationary GPS and InSAR in unstable terrain that includes varying topography, dense vegetation, and few permanent structures. Combined use of GPS and InSAR can cross-validate results and could provide a practical solution for monitoring surface deformation caused by activities related to the development of energy resources in similar, unstable terrains.
|Title of host publication||2019 SME Annual Conference and Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference|
|State||Published - 2019|
|Event||2019 SME Annual Conference and Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference - Denver, United States|
Duration: Feb 24 2019 → Feb 27 2019
|Name||2019 SME Annual Conference and Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference|
|Conference||2019 SME Annual Conference and Expo and CMA 121st National Western Mining Conference|
|Period||2/24/19 → 2/27/19|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Financial assistance for this work was provided by the U.S. Department of Energy through the National Energy Technology Laboratory's Program under contract no. DE-FE0006827. We would like to thank the US Department of Energy (DOE) for funding this project, CNX Gas for donating DD7, DD7-A, and DD8 for use on this project, and the Statistical Applications & Innovations Group (SAIG) at Virginia Tech for providing statistical consultation.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology