Multidimensional Small Baseline Subset version 3

The Multidimensional Small Baseline Subset version 3 (MSBASv3) software simultaneously processes multiple ascending and descending Differential Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (DInSAR) data sets and produces either one-dimensional, line-of-sight, or two-dimensional, horizontal east-west and vertical, deformation time series with combined temporal resolution. The set of linear equations solved by MSBASv3 is usually rank deficient and is solved in the least-square sense by applying the Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) and the zero, first, or second order Tikhonov regularization. The MSBASv3 source code is written in C++ and is parallelized using OpenMP. It is linked to the Linear Algebra PACKage (LAPACK) library that provides SVD support and to the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) that provides GeoTiff support.
Version 3 and the previous versions of MSBAS have already been used for measuring various ground deformation, including:
  • mining (Samsonov et al., 2013a,b, 2014b);
  • urban development (Samsonov et al., 2014a, 2016c; Samsonov and d’Oreye, 2017);
  • carbon sequestration (Samsonov et al., 2015; Czarnogorska et al., 2016);
  • permafrost aggradation and pingo growth (Samsonov et al., 2016b);
  • volcanic activities (Samsonov and d’Oreye, 2012; Smets et al., 2014; Samsonov et al., 2014d,c, 2016a).

The user manual, source code and test set for MSBASv3 can be download from here. To demonstrate the capabilities of MSBASv3, a test set of ascending and descending RADASAT-2 data over the Barnes Ice Cap (Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada) during December 2014 - May 2015 is included and is used throughout the user manual to illustrate the processing sequence.


S. Samsonov and N. d’Oreye. Multidimensional time series analysis of ground deformation from multiple InSAR data sets applied to Virunga Volcanic Province. Geophysical Journal International, 191(3):1095-1108, 2012. pdf
S. Samsonov, N. d’Oreye, and B. Smets. Ground deformation associated with post-mining activity at the French-German border revealed by novel InSAR time series method. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 23:142-154, 2013a. pdf
S. Samsonov, P. Gonzalez, K. Tiampo, and N. d’Oreye. Methodology for spatio-temporal analysis of ground deformation occurring near Rice Lake (Saskatchewan) observed by RADARSAT-2 DInSAR during 2008-2011. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 39(1):27-33, 2013b. pdf
S. Samsonov, N. d’Oreye, P. González, K. Tiampo, L. Ertolahti, and J. Clague. Rapidly accelerating subsidence in the Greater Vancouver region from two decades of ERS-ENVISAT-RADARSAT-2 DInSAR measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment, 143(5):180-191, 2014a. pdf
S. Samsonov, P. Gonzalez, K. Tiampo, and d’Oreye N. Modeling of fast ground subsidence observed in southern Saskatchewan (Canada) during 2008-2011. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14: 247-257, 2014b. pdf
S. Samsonov, M. Czarnogorska, and D. White. Satellite interferometry for high-precision detection of ground deformation at a carbon dioxide storage site. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 42:188-199, 2015. pdf
S. Samsonov, W. Feng, P. Peltier, H. Geirsson, N. d’Oreye, and K. Tiampo. Multidimensional small baseline subset (MSBAS) for volcano monitoring in two dimensions: opportunities and challenges. Case study Piton de la Fournaise volcano. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 344, 121-138, 2016a. pdf
S. V. Samsonov, K. F. Tiampo, A. G. Camacho, J. Fernández, and P. J. González. Spatiotemporal analysis and interpretation of 1993-2013 ground deformation at Campi Flegrei, Italy, observed by advanced DInSAR. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(17):6101-6108, 2014c. pdf
S. V. Samsonov, A. P. Trishchenko, K. Tiampo, P. J. González, Y. Zhang, and J. Fernández. Removal of systematic seasonal atmospheric signal from interferometric synthetic aperture radar ground deformation time series. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(17):6123-6130, 2014d. pdf
S. V. Samsonov, T. C. Lantz, S. V. Kokelj, and Y. Zhang. Growth of a young pingo in the Canadian Arctic observed by RADARSAT-2 interferometric satellite radar. The Cryosphere, 10(2):799-810, 2016b. pdf
S. V. Samsonov and N. d’Oreye. Multidimensional Small Baseline Subset (MSBAS) for Two-Dimensional Deformation Analysis: Case Study Mexico City. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, (43), 2017. pdf
S. V. Samsonov, K. F. Tiampo, and W. Feng. Fast subsidence in downtown of Seattle observed with satellite radar. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 4:179-187, October 2016c. pdf
M. Czarnogorska, S. Samsonov, and D. White. Airborne and spaceborne remote sensing characterization for Aquistore carbon capture and storage site. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 2016.pdf
B. Smets, N. d’Oreye, F. Kervyn, M. Kervyn, F. Albino, S. Arellano, M. Bagalwa, C. Balagizi, S. Carn, T. Darrah, J. Fernandez, B. Galle, P. Gonzalez, E. Head, K. Karume, D. Kavotha, F. Lukaya, N. Mashagiro, G. Mavonga, P. Norman, E. Osodundu, J. Pallero, J. Prieto, S. Samsonov, M. Syauswa, D. Tedesco, K. Tiampo, C.. Wauthier, and M. Yalire. Detailed multidisciplinary monitoring reveals pre-and co-eruptive signals at Nyamulagira volcano (North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo). Bulletin of Volcanology, 76:787:1-35, 2014. pdf