Flooding scenario for four italian coastal plains using three relative sea level rise models

Antonella Marsico, Stefania Lisco, Valeria Lo Presti, Fabrizio Antonioli, Alessandro Amorosi, Marco Anzidei, Giacomo Deiana, Giovanni De Falco, Alessandro Fontana, Giorgio Fontolan, Massimo Moretti, Paolo E. Orrú, Enrico Serpelloni, Gianmaria Sannino, Antonio Vecchio, Giuseppe Mastronuzzi

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The coastal areas of the central Mediterranean Sea are sensitive to climate change and the consequent relative sea level rise. Both phenomena may affect densely urbanized and populated areas, causing severe damages. Our maps show the land-marine flooding projections as effects of the expected relative sea level rise for four Italian coastal plains using (i) IPCC AR5 estimations, based on the IPCC RCP 8.5 emission scenarios and (ii) the Rahmstorf 2007 model. Isostatic and tectonic data were added to the global projections to estimate the relative sea changes expected along the coastline by 2100, as well as sea-flooding. The northern Adriatic map shows the study area, extending for about 5500 km2, and is presented at a scale of 1:300,000 with two inset maps at a scale of 1:150,000. The Oristano coastal plain is about 125 km2; the map scale is at 1:60,000 with an inset map scale at 1:33,000. The Cagliari coastal study area extends for 61 km2; the map scale is at 1:60,000 with two inset maps at 1:30,000. The Taranto area extends for 4.2 km2and is represented at a scale map of 1:30,000, while the three inset maps are at a scale of 1:10,000.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)961 - 967
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Maps
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Marsico, A., Lisco, S., Lo Presti, V., Antonioli, F., Amorosi, A., Anzidei, M., Deiana, G., De Falco, G., Fontana, A., Fontolan, G., Moretti, M., Orrú, P. E., Serpelloni, E., Sannino, G., Vecchio, A., & Mastronuzzi, G. (2017). Flooding scenario for four italian coastal plains using three relative sea level rise models. Journal of Maps, 13(2), 961 - 967. https://doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2017.1415989