Land Subsidence in Xiong'an New Area, China Revealed by InSAR Observations

Keren DAI,Peilian RAN,Zhenhong LI,Julian AUSTIN,Jan-Peter MULLER,Qiming ZENG,Jingfa ZHANG,Leyin HU
2021 Journal of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science  
In 2017, China's central government approved the national strategy to build Xiong'an New Area (XNA, 100km southwest to Beijing), which was announced as a "millennium strategy" and a "demo area" for a sustainable, modern, and innovative urban model. Xiong'an will draw in as much as $380 billion investment and is expected to help accelerate the development of the wider Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jingjinji) Area. In this paper, present subsidence in the XNA area is investigated using InSAR
more » ... for the first time. The 24 SAR images acquired by European Space Agency's Sentinel-1 satellites during the period from June 2017 to July 2018 suggest that in the north of Xiong County, the subsidence rate reaches up to 90mm/y, which is highly correlated with the exploitation of geothermal drilling. As the construction in the XNA area will significantly accelerate and its high-quality development, the InSAR findings could provide valuable information for future sustainable urban planning and underground infrastructure construction.
doi:10.11947/j.jggs.2021.0109 doaj:3852962fce114ff2b46e471e04e888ff fatcat:e46mxixupjeilnzjdmjj5yygze