Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2271–2287, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-2271-2017
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2271–2287, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-2271-2017
Research article
13 Dec 2017
Research article | 13 Dec 2017

Sea-level rise along the Emilia-Romagna coast (Northern Italy) in 2100: scenarios and impacts

Luisa Perini et al.

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The Emilia-Romagna coastal plain is a low-land, highly urbanised area that will be significantly impacted by climate change. To plan adequate mitigation measures, reliable sea-level scenarios are needed. Here we suggests a method for evaluating the combined effects of sea-level rise and land subsidence in the year 2100, in terms of the increase in floodable areas during sea storms. The results allow for a regional assessment and indicate a significant local variability in the factors involved.
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