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The Problem of Venice: [we are all Venetians now….] Ray Bradley Dept of Geosciences University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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1 The Problem of Venice: [we are all Venetians now….] Ray Bradley Dept of Geosciences University of Massachusetts Amherst

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6 Source: Camuffo and Sturaro, 2003 ~75cm Global sea-level Venice: relative sea-level

7 Source: Rahmstorf, 2007 Projected sea-level change (eustatic) with temperature changes of °C

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10 Number of gates: 4 rows at three locations (Lido, 2 rows; Malamocco, 1 row; Chioggia, 1 row) Number of individual gate sections: 79 (Lido, 41; Malamocco, 20; Chioggia, 18)

11 MOSE system: …? Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico 20m “Expensive, hazardous and probably useless.” --Gianfranco Bettin, Venice’s deputy mayor ~110cm (above datum =~87cm above present mean sea- level)

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