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Summary of Proposal RES0934

TitleGround motion monitoring with InSAR for a potential Sub-surface CO2 injection in a basaltic aquifer, in Pendleton,OR.
Investigator Normand, jonathan - Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Geographie
Team Member
Planetary Heggy, Essam - JPL/NASA, Radar Science
Scientist Fielding, Eric - JPL/NASA, Solid Earth Science
SummaryA new carbon sequestration strategy consists to inject water en- riched in CO2 into shallow basalt aquifers, as the one in the area of Pendleton city in Oregon,US. L-band(Alos-Palsar) and C-band(Radarsat- 1) scenes has been processed using Differential Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (DInSAR) method to control any deformation after water recharging. The C-band time serie analysis does not show any major deformation for 2007 whereas the large perpendicular base- lines and long temporal baselines of the L-band little dataset does not allow to get suitable information. Short wavelength as C-band(Radarsat-2) and X-band(TerraSar-X) are appropriated to monitor this urban area but involve a large dataset and a small spatila resolution to be able to get precise measurement of ground motion. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) part of the US Depart- ment of Energy (DOE) would fund the JPL/NASA up to 50.000 dollars per year for the 3 years project. An additional 50.000 dollars per year would be provided by the JPL itself. Report for the PNNL and scientific paper(s) would be provided.

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