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Rizzetto F., Tosi L., Zecchin M., Brancolini G. Up-to-date geological cartography of the Venice Lagoon (Italy). In: Rendiconti Online della SocietÓ Geologica Italiana, vol. 9 pp. 112 - 115. SocietÓ Geologica Italiana, 2009.
The Geological Sheets 128 "Venezia" and 148-149 "Chioggia-Malamocco" of the new 1:50,000 scale map series of the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA, formerly APAT and Italian Geological Survey) were realized within the framework of the CARG Project and published in 2007. They point out geological, geomorphological, and lithostratigraphic settings of the Lagoon and Gulf of Venice and nearby mainland, showing age, distribution, sedimentological characteristics, and depositional environments of the exposed and buried stratigraphic units. The results of these studies have been recently updated through the analysis and interpretation of a number of data and information derived from other research projects carried out in the last years and aimed at studying geological and geomorphological setting and evolution of the Venice coastal area. In particular, new Very High Resolution Seismic (VHRS) surveys realized in shallow water and new geological data have allowed a more detailed reconstruction and mapping of the Venice lagoon subsoil down to about 30 m b.s.l., useful to better understand the Late Pleistocene and Holocene evolution of the territory. The aim of this paper is to present a brief description of the geological maps of the Venice Lagoon and the first results obtained from new researches, still in progress.
Subject Geology
Venice Lagoon

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