Mapping Fluid Injection and the Associated Induced Seismicity with Advanced Remote Sensing Techniques

Project Leader:  Kristy F. Tiampo
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Theme 5 Projects

  • Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) can be used to detect subsurface changes in water volume by quantifying the associated ground surface changes
  • Invert the associated deformation to model the flow within the reservoir, map fracture/fault zones, and correlate with induced seismicity
  • Surface deformation from underground activity is identified via differential InSAR and a quadtree algorithm is used to isolate significant pixels.
  • Advanced InSAR techniques are used to produce the associated time series for selected points.
  • Invert the associated deformation with a model for groundwater extraction.