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Title: Space-Based Displacement Monitoring of Coastal Urban Areas: The Case of Limassol’s Coastal Front
Authors: Fotiou, Kyriaki 
Kakoullis, Dimitris 
Pekri, Marina 
Μelillos, George 
Brcic, Ramon 
Eineder, Michael 
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G. 
Danezis, Chris 
Major Field of Science: Engineering and Technology
Field Category: Civil Engineering
Keywords: Displacement monitoring;Land subsidence;Coastal areas;PSI;SAR;Leveling;Cyprus
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2022
Source: Remote Sensing, 2022, vol.14 no.4
Volume: 14
Issue: 4
Project: Cyprus Continuously Operating Natural Hazards Monitoring System (CyCLOPS) 
Journal: Remote Sensing 
Abstract: In the last five years, the urban development of the city of Limassol has rapidly increased in the sectors of industry, trade, real estate, and many others. This exponentially increased urban development arises several concerns about the aggravation of potential land subsidence in the Limassol coastal front. Forty six Copernicus Sentinel-1 acquisitions from 2017 to 2021 have been processed and analyzed using the Sentinel Application Platform (SNAP) and the Stanford Method for Persistent Scatterers (StaMPS). A case study for the identification and analysis of the persistent scatterers (PS) in pixels in a series of interferograms and the quantity of the land displacements in the line of sight of the Limassol coastal front is presented in this research, with subsidence rates up to about (−5 to 4 mm/year). For the validation of the detected deformation, accurate ground-based geodetic measurements along the coastal area were used. Concordantly, considering that there is a significant number of skyscrapers planned or currently under construction, this study attempts a preliminary assessment of the impact these structures will pose on the coastal front of the area of Limassol.
ISSN: 2072-4292
DOI: 10.3390/rs14040914
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Type: Article
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence 
German Aerospace Center 
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