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Satellite data can help monitor shifting and sinking grounds


Satellite data can help monitor shifting and sinking grounds Land subsidence is the shifting and sinking of the ground, and it can be disastrous for low lying countries. Subsidence can be caused by several factors, including erosion, earthquakes, mining, and even rapid urbanization. Because of the risks that subsidence poses to urban areas and agriculture, it is crucial to find ways to monitor and map subsidence in regions where city infrastructure, buildings, homes, and crop yields are under threat.   More



(Source: Earth.com - May 19)

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