Quantifying Surface Subsidence using Remote Sensing, Geomorphology and Seismic Methods: Implications for Sinkhole Development and Risk Assessment along Rapidly Developing Urban Corridors

This research project has been analyzing and developing a time series of high resolution tonal imagery and high resolution digital elevation models from satellite data in the vicinity of Brandy Lake, KS. In the Spring, the plan is to obtain high resolution seismic data along two transects; one north-south and the other east-west to document the subsurface structure along what may be an active sinkhole and relate what the image in the subsurface to the surface geomorphology. Based on the findings, the plan is to submit a comprehensive collaborative proposal by the Kansas Geological Survey, Department of Geology, and Department of Engineering to the National Science Foundation geohazards program in October 2008. The proposal will develop an integrated workflow to produce in a short time frame a regional inventory of potentially active sink holes in the state of Kansas using space based technology. The remote sensing results can then be verified using surface geomorphology and seismic methods.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Advanced Vehicle Technology


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Office of Research, Development, and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kansas, Brandy Lake

    Brandy Lake, KS   
  • Start Date: 20120510
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31275

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01467626
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:36PM