Analysis of mining terrain deformation based on public PSInSAR data. Norwegian iron ore mine case study

Malwina Joachimiak

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis


The thesis described sublevel caving mining method and its associations with ground deformations. The literature review was conducted to explore different methods for analyzing land subsidence related to sublevel caving mining method. In order to gather data for analysis, land subsidence PSInSAR data from the Kvannevann iron mine in Norway were obtained from the website. Using Random Forest Regression method, the predicted ground subsidence in study area was calculated and the extent of continuous deformation zone was estimated. Finally, the applicability of public data for deformation monitoring purposes was evaluated.
Translated title of the contributionAnalyse der Geländeverformung im Bergbau auf der Grundlage öffentlicher PSInSAR-Daten am Beispiel eines norwegischen Eisenerzbergbaus
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Blachowski, Jan, Supervisor (external), External person
  • Tost, Michael, Co-Supervisor (internal)
  • Moser-Tscharf, Alexander, Supervisor (internal)
Award date20 Oct 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Bibliographical note

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  • Sublevel Caving
  • ground subsidence
  • Random Forest Regression
  • ground deformation monitoring

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