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SAR Interferometry as a Tool for the Detection of Active Tectonic Regions: Preliminary Results on the Algarve Region of the South of Portugal

Teresa A. Cunha(1) and Francesco Sarti(2)

(1) Instituto Geológico e Mineiro, Apartado 7586, 2720-866 Alfragide, Portugal
(2) ESA/ESRIN, V.G.Galilei, 00044 Frascati, Italy

Abstract

SAR interferometry has been applied to the Algarve region of southern Portugal which is an area characterised by a significant regional tectonic activity, evidenced by neotectonic deformation and seismicity. This technique proved to be a useful tool in active tectonic investigation for this region, since it has allowed the detection of active movements mainly coincident with active faults and/or with areas of seimicity concentration. Field studies should be oriented to the locations where interferometric anomalies have been detected.

 

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Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry