Venice hasn’t stopped sinking after all

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Venezia. Photo source: ©© Roberto Trm


The water flowing through Venice’s famous canals laps at buildings a little higher every year, and not only because of a rising sea level.

Although previous studies had found that Venice has stabilized, new measurements indicate that the historic city continues to slowly sink, and even to tilt slightly to the east…

The new study, used a combination of measurement techniques that provided data on both the absolute and relative shifts in elevation of the area, along with GPS measurements and space-borne radar (InSAR) data…

The findings will be published March 28 in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.

Venezia. Photo source: ©© Roberto Trm

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