Imperial College London

Dr Philippa J Mason

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Senior Teaching Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 6528p.j.mason Website




G31Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Bischoff, CA and Mason, PJ and Ghail, RC and Giannico, C and Ferretti, A},
doi = {10.1201/9780429424441-567},
pages = {5360--5367},
title = {Monitoring excavation-related ground deformation in london, uk using squeesar™},
url = {},
year = {2019}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, London. InSAR technologies are becoming increasingly important in all phases of civil engineering projects. The high-resolution TerraSAR-X (TSX) data presented here demonstrate the unique advantages of using SqueeSARTM to monitor excavation-related ground deformation. The data reveal settlement troughs caused by Crossrail tunnels along their entire length. The settlement patterns are shown to be heterogeneous, both in extent and time. Ground-based monitoring data allow us to validate the remotely sensed measurements at Bond Street Station and the Limmo Peninsula. We also detect active dewatering, which has caused ground deformation over an area of several km². The TSX data show both ground settlement and the subsequent ground rebound caused by the different stages of dewatering. SqueeSARTM is used for historical ground deformation analysis and for ongoing monitoring. In general, InSAR is complementary to conventional ground-based measurement systems, and is the only way to create regional ground surface deformation maps with millimetre-scale accuracy.
AU - Bischoff,CA
AU - Mason,PJ
AU - Ghail,RC
AU - Giannico,C
AU - Ferretti,A
DO - 10.1201/9780429424441-567
EP - 5367
PY - 2019///
SP - 5360
TI - Monitoring excavation-related ground deformation in london, uk using squeesar™
UR -
ER -