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Definition of the noun Acqua alta

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  1. A phenomenon that regularly occurs in the city of Venice, Italy, typically during high and spring tide, involving the flooding of the most low-lying areas of Venice.


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Acqua alta is the term used in Veneto for the exceptional tide peaks that occur periodically in the northern Adriatic Sea. The peaks reach their maximum in the Venetian Lagoon, where they cause partial flooding of Venice and Chioggia; flooding also occurs elsewhere around the northern Adriatic, for instance at Grado and Trieste, but much less often and to a lesser degree. The phenomenon occurs mainly between autumn and spring, when the astronomical tides are reinforced by the prevailing seasonal winds which hamper the usual reflux. The main winds involved are the sirocco, which blows northbound along the Adriatic Sea, and the bora, which has a specific local effect due to the shape and location of the Venetian lagoon.

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Google previewMaterial Imagination in Architecture (2016)

by David Dernie, Jacopo Gaspari

Acqua alta is a periodic high tide that causes the flooding Venice. 8 Mearleau- Ponty echoes Sartre's Imaginaire (originally published 1940): 'The real colour persists beneath appearances as the background persists beneath the figure, that is ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Geography, 15 Volume Set (2017)

People, the Earth, Environment and Technology by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston

Figure 3 An “acqua alta” event at Venice, Italy, causing saltwater flooding during winter storms of residences that is also damaging iconic landmarks and historical buildings. Photo ZioMicco, courtesy of Wikimedia End users. Commons. was ...

Google previewClimate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science, Society, and Solutions [3 volumes] (2017)

by Bruce E. Johansen Ph.D.

Acqua Alta” Venice's residents and visitors have become accustomed to high- water drills for “acqua alta,” or high water. A system of sirens much like the ones that convey tornado warnings in the U.S. Midwest sounds when the water surges.

Google previewTechnical Dictionary (1999)

by Colette Crielesi, Giuseppe Landucci

acqua di cristallizazione * light water, acqua * light-water reactor, reattore raffreddato e moderato ad acqua normale * lime water, acqua di calce * loss of water, perdita d' acqua * low water, acqua bassa * mean high water, acqua alta media ...

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