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 Ghail, RC and Mason, PJ and Ferretti, A and Davis, JA},
doi = {10.1144/qjegh2018-075},
journal = {Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology},
pages = {3--11},
title = {Revealing millimetre-scale ground movements in London using SqueeSAR™},
url = {},
volume = {53},
year = {2020}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - A series of illustrated examples is presented here to demonstrate the capabilities of ground-level monitoring using InSAR (interferometric synthetic aperture radar). Greater London is an ideal area to demonstrate and validate measurements derived using InSAR; its continuous urban fabric and the regular acquisition of SAR images from high-resolution sensors, such as TerraSAR-X, allows detection and monitoring of over 1.7million measurement points with millimetre-scale accuracy. The results, some of which are shown here, reveal fascinating spatial and temporal patterns of ground motion across London and demonstrate the benefit of using high-resolution InSAR technologies in engineering applications. Interpreting the motion patterns can be challenging, however, owing to their complex and sometimes mysterious causes; we therefore welcome any assistance in doing so and we hope this photographic feature serves to trigger interest.
AU - Bischoff,CA
AU - Ghail,RC
AU - Mason,PJ
AU - Ferretti,A
AU - Davis,JA
DO - 10.1144/qjegh2018-075
EP - 11
PY - 2020///
SN - 1470-9236
SP - 3
TI - Revealing millimetre-scale ground movements in London using SqueeSAR™
T2 - Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
UR -
UR -
VL - 53
ER -