Evidence of the present relative land stability of Venice, Italy, from land, sea, and space observations
Article first published online: 18 JUN 2002
Copyright 2002 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 29, Issue 12, pages 3-1–3-4, June 2002
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Evidence of the present relative land stability of Venice, Italy, from land, sea, and space observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(12), doi:10.1029/2001GL013211, 2002., , , , and ,
- Issue published online: 18 JUN 2002
- Article first published online: 18 JUN 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 DEC 2001
- Manuscript Revised: 6 DEC 2001
- Manuscript Received: 23 MAR 2001
 The city of Venice is very vulnerable to loss in surface elevation as a result of subsidence and eustacy because of its small elevation above sea level. The alarm of the scientific community related to this persistent problem is increasing because of the forecasts of sea level rise caused by global warming. In order to evaluate the present relative subsidence of Venice, a study has been performed by combining high precision leveling, Satellite Radar Interferometry (SRI) and tide gauge measurements. The analysis of the most recent data points out with an unprecedented detail the present ground stability of the city.