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Summary of Proposal GEO1291

TitleData acquisition for GEO's Campi Flegrei Geohazard Supersite
Investigator Berardino, Paolo - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico
Team MemberNo team members defined
SummaryThe Geohazards Supersite concept, organized by the Group of Earth Observation (GEO), is intended to facilitate access to space and in-situ data for regional areas exposed to geological threats. The principal objective is to encourage basic research of earthquake, volcano and other hazardous geological processes as a mean of reducing the loss of life from geological disasters. Campi Flegrei and Vesuvius, volcanoes Supersite, features a highly active magmatic/flank fault systems that lie around and beneath an area with a large and dense populous. Complementing any InSAR data are extensive in-situ networks of seismometers and GPS instruments that allow maximization of the scientific interpretation of any InSAR data acquired there. We propose to apply TerraSAR-X repeat pass differential interferometry to study surface change associated with magma transport and other transient fault/flank deformation surrounding Campi Flegrei caldera and Vesuvius volcano in Campania, Italy. Previous studies have shown that Campi Flegrei caldera and surrounding areas are well-suited for research using InSAR. We will task TerraSAR-X to acquire stripmap data over Campi Flegrei from those two tracks , in order to obtain observations from multiple look directions. Same task will be done for Vesuvius using three tracks. Those data may then be ordered by approved PIs (who have submitted individual proposals via the TerraSAR-XScience Service System) as part of GEO’s Campi Flegrei Geohazard Supersite. Data requirements: Strip-map mode data single polarization (HH). Data amounts: 33 acquisitions per year on each of two tracks covering Campi Flegrei, and three tracks covering Vesuvius Campania, Italy. Total data request: 165 scenes per year over the duration of the TSX and Tandem-X missions. Funding in support of the time required to manage tasking and acquisition plans is provided to the PIs by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) to Dr. Berardino and the University of Miamy to Dr Falk amelung.

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