Monitoring Spatiotemporal Deformation of Tatun Volcano Group by Multi-Temporal Insar

Hongyu Liang, Lei Zhang, Xin Li, Xiaoli DIng, Roufei Chen, Bochen Zhang, Yanan Du, Hongyu Liu

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Tatun volcano group, the last active volcano in Taiwan, is located in northern Taipei Basin, only 15 km north of the Taipei City. It was previously thought to be a dead volcano, but recent studies show that the last magmatic eruption happened about 5000 to 6000 years ago. The geothermal and seismic activities over the Tatun volcanic area have been highly active in recent years. The geochemical analysis implies the potential existing of the magma chamber under the ground surface of northern Taiwan which has the possibility of re-eruption in the future. In this study, we use ALOS-1/PALSAR images to monitor the surface deformation at the Tatun volcanic area. Stratified atmospheric delay and orbit errors are well considered and corrected by an adaptive patch-based method. The derived displacement history provides a detailed map of surface change with large spatial extent, which is validated by GPS measurements. The results demonstrate the capability of InSAR technique to monitor surface deformation over the volcanic zones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538691540
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Event39th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2019 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 28 Jul 20192 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)


Conference39th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2019


  • InSAR
  • Tatun volcano group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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