YOU SINK! INSAR Helps with Florida Sink Holes


A second home has sunk into a sinkhole in Land O’ Lakes, Florida and it was caught on camera. Surrounding homes have also been evacuated as a safety precaution.

Ronald Blom, a geologist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told the Atlantic about Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), which uses drones and satellites to detect changes in ground elevation. “InSAR is not a magic bullet, but it could be a useful tool as part of a more complete observational scheme.”


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