Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 829–845, 2018

Special issue: The use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in monitoring...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 829–845, 2018

Research article 15 Mar 2018

Research article | 15 Mar 2018

Active tectonics of the onshore Hengchun Fault using UAS DSM combined with ALOS PS-InSAR time series (Southern Taiwan)

Benoit Deffontaines et al.

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Cited articles

Academia Sinica GPS: available at:, last access: 12 March 2018. 
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To better settle the location and quantify the activity of the Hengchun Fault, we integrate UAS for geomorphologic data acquisitions, photograph and morphotectonic interpretation. Then PS-InSAR results, validated with GPS and leveling data, allow characterizing and quantifying the surface displacements. We confirm the geometry, characterization and quantification of the active sinistral transpressive Hengchun fault. The potential hazards are worthy of further investigation.
Final-revised paper