Application Terrasar-X data for studying land subsidence in Hanoi City

Nguyen Duc Anh, Tran Quoc Cuong, Tran Van Anh, Hoang Anh The, Nguyen Trung Thanh, Nguyen Huy Thang
Author affiliations


  • Nguyen Duc Anh Institute of Geological Sciences, VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Tran Quoc Cuong Institute of Geological Sciences, VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Tran Van Anh Hanoi University of Mining and Geology
  • Hoang Anh The 1-Vinh University 2-School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
  • Nguyen Trung Thanh Institute of Geological Sciences, VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Huy Thang Institute of Geological Sciences, VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam



SAR Interferometry (InSAR) is a technique to measure land subsidence and can build a subsidence map on a large spatial scale with high accuracy. The study presented the application of PSInSAR for determining the subsidence of the central area of Hanoi through Terrasar-X data set from 2010 to 2015, with 23 images. The result shows that some area has the high subsidence in the districts of Hanoi such as Hoang Mai, Ha Dong and the slow subsidence such as Dong Da, Hai Ba Trung with subsidence velocity is less than -10mm/year. Besides, the correlation between ground subsidence measured by PSInSAR and subsidence monitoring of building CC02 Van Quan in Ha Dong district for the same period was computed with a correlation coefficient (R2) of 0.94. The PSInSAR technique can detect and estimate subsidence phenomena effectively with X-band.1.


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How to Cite

Anh, N. D., Cuong, T. Q., Anh, T. V., The, H. A., Thanh, N. T., & Thang, N. H. (2019). Application Terrasar-X data for studying land subsidence in Hanoi City. Vietnam Journal of Earth Sciences, 41(4), 339–357.




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