Articles | Volume 372
Proc. IAHS, 372, 385–391, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-385-2015
Proc. IAHS, 372, 385–391, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-372-385-2015

  12 Nov 2015

12 Nov 2015

Multiple sensors applied to monitorland subsidence in Central Taiwan

W.-C. Hung1, C. Wang2, C. Hwang3, Y.-A. Chen4, H.-C. Chiu4, and S.-H. Lin4 W.-C. Hung et al.
  • 1General Manager, Green Environmental Engineering Consultant Co. LTD
  • 2Deputy General Manager, Green Environmental Engineering Consultant Co. LTD
  • 3Department of Civil Engineering, National Chiao Tung University
  • 4Green Environmental Engineering Consultant Co. LTD

Abstract. During 1992–2013, pumping of groundwater caused large-scale aquifer-system compaction and land subsidence in the Choshui River Alluvial Fan (CRAF) in Taiwan. The subsidence has already endangered the operation of Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR). In this paper, we introduce the multiple sensors monitoring system to study the extent of subsidence in CRAF and its mechanism, including GPS (Global Positioning System), PSI (Persistent Scatterer Interferometry), leveling and multi-layer compaction monitoring well. These sensors complement each other in spatial and temporal resolutions.

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During 1992-2013, pumping of groundwater caused large-scale aquifer-system compaction and land subsidence in the Choshui River Alluvial Fan (CRAF) in Taiwan. The subsidence has already endangered the operation of Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR). In this paper, we introduce the multiple sensors monitoring system to study the extent of subsidence in CRAF and its mechanism, including GPS (Global Positioning System), PSI (Persistent Scatterer Interferometry), leveling and multi-layer compaction monito