Articles | Volume 382
Pre-conference publication
22 Apr 2020
Pre-conference publication |  | 22 Apr 2020

Detection of sinkhole occurrence, experiences from South Africa

Maria Ferentinou, Wojciech Witkowski, Ryszard Hejmanowski, Hennie Grobler, and Agnieszka Malinowska

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The purpose of the current paper and relevant project is to investigate on the applicability of remote sensing technology, and in particular Interferometric Synthetic aperture radar (InSar), on sinkhole hazard identification, through monitoring of ground subsidence.