About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Expect Venice Sunk by 3 Inches By 2032

by Nancy Needhima on March 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Font : A-A+

Expect Venice Sunk by 3 Inches By 2032

Venice, the charming city of canals, will probably drown by three inches over the next 20 years.

Latest measurements reflect the historic Italian city's slow yet progressive sink, even as previous studies certified its stability.

Advertisement

"Venice appears to be continuing to subside, at a rate of about 2 mm a year," said Yehuda Bock, geodesist with Scripps Oceanography Institute, University of California, San Diego, who led the study, reports the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.

Given that the sea level is rising in the Venetian lagoon, also at 2mm per year, the slight subsidence doubles the rate at which the height of surrounding waters are increasing relative to the elevation of the city, he noted.
Advertisement

As geodesist, Bock deals with the measurement and representation of the Earth, including its gravitational field, according to a Scripps statement.

Bock worked with colleagues from the University of Miami in Florida and Italy's Tele-Rilevamento Europa, a company that measures ground deformation, to analyse data collected by GPS and space-borne radar (InSAR) instruments regarding Venice and its lagoon.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Western Diet may Augment the Risk of Autoimmune Diseases
Black Tea Protects against Blood Pressure and Heart Diseases
Green Mediterranean Diet may Help Repair Age-Related Brain Damages
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Symbolic Funeral Procession held to Underline Venice's Reducing Population
The population of Venice is falling and to spread the message hundreds of people gathered on ......
Venice Residents Protest Against City's Conversion into a 'Theme Park'
Residents of Venice in northern Italy held an ironic protest on Sunday against rising prices and ......
Now Visit Venice's Canals - Virtually!
Internet users can now travel along the canals of Venice from the comfort of their own homes to ......
Venice Embarks New Plans To Raise Its Sinking Buildings
An Italian press report said on Friday that Venice is considering a plan to raise its buildings to ....

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE
I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)