Journal of Mountain Science

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 239–245 | Cite as

Estimation of ground deformation caused by the earthquake (M7.2) in Japan, 2008, from the geomorphic image analysis of high resolution LiDAR DEMs

  • Sakae MukoyamaEmail author


In this study, a new method for quantitative and efficient measurement for the ground surface movement was developed. The feature of this technique is to identify geomorphic characteristics by image matching analysis, using the intelligent images made from high resolution DEM(Digital Elevation Model). This method is useful to extract the small ground displacement where the surface shape was not intensely deformed.


Ground deformation Ground surface movement Digital Elevation Model(DEM) Geomorphic image analysis Japan 


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© Science Press, Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Research & Development of Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.TokyoJapan

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