Map records UK's small ups and downs

Map records UK's small ups and downs
 

The subtle warping of the land surface across the entire UK has been mapped in detail for the first time.
This view of changing topography was built from more than 2,000 radar images acquired by the European Union's Sentinel-1 satellites.
It should prove an invaluable tool for policymakers, and for industries working on big infrastructure projects.
The map reveals areas of subsidence and uplift, some of which, like those above old mine workings, could be hazardous.
Play with the new map Having detailed knowledge of their whereabouts, however, means the risks can now be properly assessed and... read more

 
11 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 61
Source: BBC
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