The 2010 Baja California, Mexico Earthquake: Crustal deformation detected by ALOS/PALSAR data
Crustal Deformation Observed by Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Crustal Deformation by InSAR
A M=7.2 earthquake occurred in Baja California, Mexico on April 4, 2010. An interferometric analysis of the data acquired by the Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) onboard the Advanced Land Observation Satellite (ALOS) allows us to clarify spatial distribution of surface deformation associated with the earthquake.
ScanSAR - ScanSAR interferometry
FB - FB interferometry
FBS is short for Fine Beam Single.
Brown lines in the figure represent traces of active faults (Bird, 2009).
Bird, P. (2009), Long-term fault slip rates, distributed deformation rates, and forecast of seismicity in the western United States from joint fitting of community geologic, geodetic, and stress direction data sets, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B11403, doi:10.1029/2009JB006317.
Baja Earthquake in 2010
Satellite and Sensor
PALSAR sensor onboard "Daichi" (ALOS) satellite launched by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on January 24, 2006
TOBITA Mikio : Director of Crustal Deformation Research Division
NISHIMURA Takuya : Chief Researcher
KOBAYASHI Tomokazu : Researcher