A multidisciplinary study on the preparatory phases of an earthquake

The project goal is the study of a series of countermeasures, to be put to use in a case of emergency due to a big earthquake, through the preliminarily study of physical mechanisms that are active during its preparatory phase. To achieve this task the most advanced technologies nowadays available for the monitoring of geophysical signals will be adopted by also potentially developing alternative and innovative solutions.

In this context, IREA group is involved in an activity concerning the generation of surface displacement maps and time-series of deformation at C- and X-band, as well as the subsequent modeling of involved stress sources by profitably taking into account information coming from a GPS network and a series of Corner Reflectors located in the near proximity of the Alta Tiberina Fault (ATF), Umbria region, Italy.

Funding body: Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

Prime contractorNational Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV)

Period of activity: 2013 - 2015

IREA project manager: Antonio Pepe

Research topic: Microwave Remote Sensing

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