Thread: COMET+ Webinar: Assoc. Prof. Darío Solano, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Wed 3rd November, 4PM UK time

Started: 2021-11-01 23:26:44
Last activity: 2021-11-01 23:26:44
Topics: Webinars
Dear Colleagues,

COMET (The Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tectonics) invites you to the next instalment of our COMET+ webinar series, viewable from the home office.

Geohazard assessment of Mexico City’s Metro System from SAR interferometry observations
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 4pm UK time (11am Mexico City / 5pm CEST / 9am PDT)

Associate Professor Darío Solano
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

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(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar)

Land subsidence rates in Mexico City reach 500 mm/yr, causing progressive damage to the city’s buildings and core infrastructure, including the Metro system. Using satellite radar interferometry observations combined with linear gradient and differential displacements analyses, we assess the vulnerability of the Metro system’s street-level and elevated segments to differential land subsidence. Our results reveal that high subsidence velocity gradients occur over sharp transitional zones between stable and fast-subsiding areas, reaching levels approaching resulting in terrain slope changes. Additional geohazard occurs due to differential settlements between columns, adversely affecting the structural stability and reducing the service life of the Metro’s elevated overpasses.

The COMET+ webinar series promotes research by collaborators of COMET scientists. We aim to provide a platform for these researchers to showcase their work to large and international audiences, opening doors to broader collaborative networks and enhancing the community’s diversity of backgrounds and ideas.

Catch up on past COMET and COMET+ webinars on our YouTube page:

Best wishes,
Tamarah King & Chris Rollins

COMET - Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics
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