Analysis of Surface Deformation in East Dongting Lake Based on 2016-2019 Sentinel-1A Dataset

Heng Zhang, Qian Sun, Jun Hu, Hyung-Sup Jung
2021 Journal of Sensors  
In this study, 84 scenes Sentinel-1A satellite datasets from October 2016 to September 2019 were used to analyze surface deformation in East Dongting Lake, China, by employing the small baseline subset interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SBAS-InSAR) method. The data are divided into two seasons, i.e., the flood and dry seasons. It was suggested that the surface deformation is related to the distribution of the river network and water flow activities. During the dry season, the water flow
more » ... s active along the internal river, scouring the surrounding soil. During the flood season, the water flow basically occurs around the external drainage network. By qualitatively comparing surface deformation and precipitation changes as well as changes in soil erosion, it is found that the deformation was highly related to soil erosion and seasonal precipitation. The precipitation in the flood period is heavy than that in the dry season. Therefore, the runoff with amount silt will scour the soil in the passing area, resulting obvious surface deformation. During the dry period, surface deformation is smaller due to the less precipitation.
doi:10.1155/2021/5524057 fatcat:rhe3j32tpvbnpjza3gm5qwyac4