Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Review article
 | Highlight paper
01 Sep 2021
Review article | Highlight paper |  | 01 Sep 2021

Venice flooding and sea level: past evolution, present issues, and future projections (introduction to the special issue)

Piero Lionello, Robert J. Nicholls, Georg Umgiesser, and Davide Zanchettin

Data sets

Data supplement for ``The causes of sea-level rise since 1900'' T. Frederikse, F. Landerer, L. Caron, S. Adhikari, D. Parkes, V. W. Humphrey, S. Dangendorf, P. Hogarth, L. Zanna, L. Cheng, and Y.-H. Wu

Distribuzione decennale delle alte maree CPSM

Punta della Salute tide gauge data Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA)

Data from the article Zanchettin, D. et al.: Sea-level rise in Venice: historic and future trends (review article) D. Zanchettin, S. Bruni, R. Thieblemont, and S. Rubinetti: Data from the article Zanchettin, D. et al.


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Short summary
Venice is an iconic place, and a paradigm of huge historical and cultural value is at risk. The threat posed by floods has dramatically increased in recent decades and is expected to continue to grow – and even accelerate – through this century. There is a need to better understand the future evolution of the relative sea level and its extremes and to develop adaptive planning strategies appropriate for present uncertainty, which might not be substantially reduced in the near future.
Final-revised paper