Railway deformation detected by DInSAR over active sinkholes in the Ebro Valley evaporite karst, Spain
Resumen: Subsidence was measured for the first time on railway tracks in the central sector of Ebro Valley (NE Spain) using Differential Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (DInSAR) techniques. This area is affected by evaporite karst and the analysed railway corridors traverse active sinkholes that produce deformations in these infrastructures. One of the railway tracks affected by slight settlements is the Madrid-Barcelona high-speed line, a form of transport infrastructure highly vulnerable to ground deformation processes. Our analysis based on DInSAR measurements and geomorphological surveys indicates that this line shows dissolution-induced subsidence and compaction of anthropogenic deposits (infills and embankments). Significant sinkhole-related subsidence was also measured by DInSAR techniques on the Castejón-Zaragoza conventional railway line. This study demonstrates that DInSAR velocity maps, coupled with detailed geomorphological surveys, may help in the identification of the railway track sections that are affected by active subsidence.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-15-2439-2015
Año: 2015
Publicado en: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 15, 11 (2015), 2439-2448
ISSN: 1561-8633

Factor impacto JCR: 2.277 (2015)
Categ. JCR: WATER RESOURCES rank: 14 / 85 = 0.165 (2015) - Q1 - T1
Categ. JCR: GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY rank: 56 / 184 = 0.304 (2015) - Q2 - T1
Categ. JCR: METEOROLOGY & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES rank: 33 / 84 = 0.393 (2015) - Q2 - T2

Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 1.133 - Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO-FEDER/AGL2012-40100
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO-FEDER/CGL2010-16775
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO-FEDER/CGL2013-40867-P
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Geodinámica Externa (Dpto. Ciencias de la Tierra)

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