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The Venice coastland forms the major low-lying area in Italy and encompasses a variety of environments, such as farmlands, estuaries, deltas, lagoons and urbanized areas. Since most of the territory lies at a ground elevation below or slightly above the mean sea-level, also a few mm/yr of land subsidence can seriously impacts on the coastal system. In this study, we present an analysis of the vulnerability to relative sea-level rise (RSLR) considering an uneven land subsidence distribution.
PIAHS | Articles | Volume 382
Proc. IAHS, 382, 689–695, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-382-689-2020
Proc. IAHS, 382, 689–695, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-382-689-2020

Pre-conference publication 22 Apr 2020

Pre-conference publication | 22 Apr 2020

Vulnerability of Venice's coastland to relative sea-level rise

Luigi Tosi et al.

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The Venice coastland forms the major low-lying area in Italy and encompasses a variety of environments, such as farmlands, estuaries, deltas, lagoons and urbanized areas. Since most of the territory lies at a ground elevation below or slightly above the mean sea-level, also a few mm/yr of land subsidence can seriously impacts on the coastal system. In this study, we present an analysis of the vulnerability to relative sea-level rise (RSLR) considering an uneven land subsidence distribution.
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