Articles | Volume 372
Proc. IAHS, 372, 255–260, 2015
Proc. IAHS, 372, 255–260, 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,, 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.
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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,, 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.