Landslide assessment using interferometric synthetic aperture radar in Pacitan, East Java

Dimas Bayu Ichsandya, Muhammad Dimyati, Iqbal Putut Ash Shidiq, Faris Zulkarnain, Nurul Sri Rahatiningtyas, Riza Putera Syamsuddin, Farhan Makarim Zein

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Landslides are a common type of disaster in Indonesia, especially in steep-slope areas. The landslide process can be well understood by measuring the surface deformation. Currently, there are no practical solutions for measuring surface deformation at landslide locations other than field surveys in the Pacitan Regency. We apply LiCSBAS, to identify surface deformation in several landslide locations in a specific non-urban area with mixed topographical features. LiCSBAS is a module that utilizes data from the project of looking inside the continent from space (LiCS), using the new small baseline area subset (NSBAS) method. This study utilizes the leaf area index (LAI) to validate the ability of LiCSBAS to detect surface deformation values at landslide locations. The study succeeded in identifying surface deformations at 100 landslide locations, with deformation values ranging from 15.1 to 10.9 millimeters per year. Most of the landslide locations are closely related to volcanic rocks and volcanic sediments on slopes of 30-35°. The NSBAS method in the LiCSBAS module can reduce gaps error in the sentinel-1 image network. However, the utilization of the C-band at a pixel size of 100 meters made surface deformation only well detectable in a large open landslide area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2614-2625
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022


  • Depletion zone
  • InSAR
  • Landslide
  • Surface deformation


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