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Proc. IAHS, 372, 255–260, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-255-2015
Proc. IAHS, 372, 255–260, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-255-2015

  12 Nov 2015

12 Nov 2015

Satellite geodesy tools for ground subsidence and associated shallow faulting hazard assessment in central Mexico

E. Cabral-Cano et al.

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Cabral-Cano, E., Dixon, T. H., Miralles-Wilhelm, F., Sánchez-Zamora, O., Díaz-Molina, O., and Carande, R. E.: Space Geodetic Imaging of Rapid Ground Subsidence in México City, B. Am. Geol.l Soc., 120, 1556–1566, https://doi.org/10.1130/B26001.1, 2008.
Cabral-Cano, E., Osmanoglu, B., Dixon, T., Wdowinski, S., DeMets, C., Cigna, F., and Díaz-Molina, O.: Subsidence and fault hazard maps using PSI and permanent GPS networks in central Mexico, Int. Assoc. Hydrol. Sci., 339, 255–259, 2010a.
Cabral-Cano, E., Diaz Molina, O., and Delgado-Granados, H.: Subsidencia y Mapas de Peligro por Fallamiento Superficial: Un Ejemplo en el área Nororiental de la Zona Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México, Bol. Sociedad Geol. Mex., 63, 53–60, 2011.
Cigna, F., Cabral-Cano, E., Osmanoğlu, B., Dixon, T. H., and Wdowinski S.: Detecting subsidence-induced faulting in Mexican urban areas by means of Persistent Scatterer Interferometry and subsidence horizontal gradient mapping. In: IEEE International, Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2011, Vancouver, Canada, 24-029 July 2011, 2125–2128, https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6049585, 2011.
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Ground subsidence has affected Mexico City for over a century, as a result of its large urban expansion and aggressive groundwater extraction rates. The continuous subsidence results in severe damage to urban infrastructure and civil structures. This work is aimed towards a better recognition of subsidence as a major hazard in Mexico, assess the number of inhabitants affected and the spatial extent of the subsiding areas affected by this process.