In this paper, a new methodology was developed to automatically update Landslide state of Activity Maps by combining multi-temporal A-DInSAR data (LAMBDA). LAMBDA procedure was tested using ERS-1/2 (1992–2000), Radarsat-1/2 (2003–2009) and COSMO-SkyMed data (2011–2014) over an area of 2199 km2 located in Alps context of Piedmont region (north-western Italy). For the first time, a multidimensional landslide activity matrix was implemented to update the landslide state of activity during the monitored time span. For the definition of the state of activity, the representative velocity of each landslide was divided by the standard deviation of the velocities along the slope of the whole dataset. Thus, a common stability threshold of±1 was introduced for multi-sensors A-DInSAR data, allowing to distinguish a phenomenon with stable targets (PS-DS) or unstable PS-DS. By combining activity classes estimated during different time spans allows to determine if a phenomenon is active, reactivated, or dormant. Furthermore, an innovative confidence degree assessment was carried out to verify the reliability of the procedure, by considering the measuring points distribution and the variability of the movements for each landslide. The results were validated using the landslide inventory of the study area and in-situ monitoring systems for representative case studies. Thanks to this approach an updated state of activity until 2014 was assigned to 507 landslides out the 1657 which were previously mapped in the study area.

Landslide state of activity maps by combining multi-temporal A-DInSAR (LAMBDA)

Bonì, Roberta
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
Bordoni, Massimiliano
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
COLOMBO, ALESSIO
Membro del Collaboration Group
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Meisina, Claudia
Supervision
2018-01-01

Abstract

In this paper, a new methodology was developed to automatically update Landslide state of Activity Maps by combining multi-temporal A-DInSAR data (LAMBDA). LAMBDA procedure was tested using ERS-1/2 (1992–2000), Radarsat-1/2 (2003–2009) and COSMO-SkyMed data (2011–2014) over an area of 2199 km2 located in Alps context of Piedmont region (north-western Italy). For the first time, a multidimensional landslide activity matrix was implemented to update the landslide state of activity during the monitored time span. For the definition of the state of activity, the representative velocity of each landslide was divided by the standard deviation of the velocities along the slope of the whole dataset. Thus, a common stability threshold of±1 was introduced for multi-sensors A-DInSAR data, allowing to distinguish a phenomenon with stable targets (PS-DS) or unstable PS-DS. By combining activity classes estimated during different time spans allows to determine if a phenomenon is active, reactivated, or dormant. Furthermore, an innovative confidence degree assessment was carried out to verify the reliability of the procedure, by considering the measuring points distribution and the variability of the movements for each landslide. The results were validated using the landslide inventory of the study area and in-situ monitoring systems for representative case studies. Thanks to this approach an updated state of activity until 2014 was assigned to 507 landslides out the 1657 which were previously mapped in the study area.
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