FIU Geodesy Lab
The Geodesy Lab is part of the Department of Earth and Enironment at the Florida International University. The Geodesy Lab state-of-the-art research techniques include: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), Global Positioning System (GPS), Spcae-borne, airborne, and ground-based Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). These techniques are applied to quantify and evaluate changes in the Earth's land and water surfaces.
We apply space geodetic tecniques to a variety of Earth and Environmental science topics, indluding crustal deformation, earthquakes, sinkhole detection, hydrology, land subsidence, coastal flooding hazard, sea level rise, and vegetation monitoring. Our work has been sponsered by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), State of Florida, United States Geological Survey (USGS), and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).
Land subsidence and coastal flooding hazard GNSS and InSAR monitoring of coastal subsidence in southeast Florida and other locations. Implications for improved assessments of coastal flooding hazard.Read More
Space-Based Detection of Sinkhole Activities in Central Florida Sinkhole activities, including ground subsidence or collapse, are major geologic hazards. In Florida alone, hundreds to thousands of subsidence cases are reported each year.Read More
Space-based Wetland Hydrology Wetlands are transition zones, where water flow, nutrient cycling, and the Sun's energy meet to produce unique and productive ecosystems.Read More
Subsidence in mexicoApplications of INSAR time series imagery for subsidence hazards and water resources exploitation in four Mexican metropolitans.Read More