Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio.

Faculty Advisor

Manzari, H.J.


This project utilized artistic and archeological indicators in the form of 18th century paintings, 19th century photographs and previously undocumented engravings on canal walls to reconstruct unknown sea levels in Venice, Italy for 1700 to 1872. The team recorded pertinent sea level indicators and created MapInfo maps of all locations for future studies. The tidal progression derived in this study was then correlated to known climate affecting events during the time period under investigation with theoretical natural tidal fluctuations.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts