Fifteen Years of Continuous High-Resolution Borehole Strainmeter Measurements in Eastern Taiwan: An Overview and Perspectives
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

As one of the most sensitive instruments for deformation monitoring in geophysics, borehole strainmeter has the capability to record a large spectrum of tectonic and environmental signals. Sensors are usually deployed near active faults and volcanoes and provide high-resolution continuous recordings of seismic and aseismic signals, hydrological variations (rainfall, groundwater level) and natural hazards (tropical cyclones, landslides, tsunamis). On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the installation of the first Sacks–Evertson borehole strainmeter, in central Japan, we present an overview of the major scientific contributions and advances enabled by borehole strainmeter measurements in Taiwan since their installation in the mid 2000s. We also propose a set of future research directions that address recent challenges in seismology, hydrology and crustal strain modeling.

aseismic deformation


stress modeling

high-resolution monitoring

tidal calibration


tropical typhoon

seismic source modeling

borehole strainmeter

crustal deformation


Alexandre Canitano

Academia Sinica

Maxime Mouyen

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, Rymdgeodesi och geodynamik

Ya-Ju Hsu

Academia Sinica

Alan Linde

Department of Terrestrial Magnetism Carnegie Institution of Washington

Selwyn Sacks

Department of Terrestrial Magnetism Carnegie Institution of Washington

Hsin-Ming Lee

Academia Sinica


2624-795X (ISSN)

Vol. 2 3 172-195



Multidisciplinär geovetenskap



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