Future natural disasters to be better predicted with InSAR

08/27/2013 - 00:00

Researchers at the University of Glasgow are using a new technique known as interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) to predict natural disasters around the world and manage their impact.

InSAR scans the Earth from space looking for points that are prone to surface changes and monitor their movement over time. It is hoped that the technology will play a considerable role in predicting where natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions and landslides may take place and help save lives.