EGU22-7145, updated on 28 Mar 2022
EGU General Assembly 2022
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Transient small displacement since the end of 2020 at Noto peninsula, Japan, revealed by Sentinel-1 InSAR time series analysis

Yohei Kinoshita
Yohei Kinoshita
  • University of Tsukuba, Faculty of System and Information Engineering, Tsukuba, Japan (

At the end of 2020, anomalous transient surface deformation was observed by an operational GNSS network at the Noto peninsula, Japan. Although the Noto peninsula locates far from the plate boundary, seismic observations recorded that seismic swarms were accompanied with this transient deformation. Nishimura et al. (2021, presentation at the 2021 Geodetic Society of Japan) estimated that this deformation and swarms may be associated with the intrusion of water from the subducting oceanic plate. Here I performed Sentinel-1 InSAR time series analysis to obtain more detailed view of this transient displacement and to investigate the mechanism of this phenomenon.
In the analysis, at first I created interferograms from Sentinel-1 IW SLCs using ISCE2 software. Then these interferograms were used for the LiCSBAS time series analysis. Orbital and topographic fringes were modeled and removed based on precise orbit information and SRTM 1-arcsecond DEM. No atmospheric corrections were applied. I used both ascending and descending paths so that I could calculate 2.5 dimensional analysis to derive quasi-horizontal and quasi-vertical displacements.
The result of Sentinel-1 time series showed that the transient displacement seems to start since the end of 2020, which is consistent with the result from the GNSS observation. The estimated largest surface velocities became 13 mm/year in ascending and 15 mm/year in descending. The 2.5 dimensional analysis suggested that the uplift was concentrated at the eastern front of the peninsula, which is also consistent with the GNSS observation. The derived displacement fields suggested that there is an inflation source but this need to be further investigation by, for example, using elastic spherical and/or rectangular fault models.
By the presentation, I will perform the InSAR atmospheric correction and source modelling and show these results.

How to cite: Kinoshita, Y.: Transient small displacement since the end of 2020 at Noto peninsula, Japan, revealed by Sentinel-1 InSAR time series analysis, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-7145,, 2022.


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