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The Sentinel-1 mission for the improvement of the scientific understanding and the operational monitoring of the seismic cycle
- Salvi, S., Stramondo, S., Funning, G.J., Ferretti, A., Sarti, F., Mouratidis, A.
- Remote sensing of environment 2012 v.120 pp. 164-174
- deformation, disaster recovery, earthquakes, geophysics, hazard characterization, monitoring, remote sensing, synthetic aperture radar, tectonics
- We describe the state of the art of scientific research on the earthquake cycle based on the analysis of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data acquired from satellite platforms. We examine the achievements and the main limitations of present SAR systems for the measurement and analysis of crustal deformation, and envision the foreseeable advances that the Sentinel-1 data will generate in the fields of geophysics and tectonics. We also review the technological and scientific issues which have limited so far the operational use of satellite data in seismic hazard assessment and crisis management, and show the improvements expected from Sentinel-1 data.