With this free Android application you can check the next 68 hours tide forecast for Venice city.
What is Acqua Alta in Venice (from Wikipedia)
Precise scientific parameters define the phenomenon called acqua alta, the most significant of which (i.e., the deviation in amplitude from a base measurement of "standard" tides) is measured by the hydrographic station located nearby the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Supernormal tidal events can be categorized as:
- intense when the measured sea level is between 80 cm. and 109 cm. above the standard sea level (which was defined by averaging the measurements of sea level during the year 1897);
- very intense when the measured sea level is between 110 cm. and 139 cm. above the standard;
- exceptional high waters when the measured sea level reaches or exceeds 140 cm. above the standard.
Affected portions of the city:
|Sea Level||Area of Venice submerged (percent)|
My Android App:
Application was built for educational purposed. No responsibility is given for incorrect informations.
Latest release: rel 2.1 (31/08/2011)
Rel 2.1 - Using WebView component to show Tide Graph and new kind of advertisements.
Rel 2.0 - Thanks to new "web" component, App Inventor Extender is no longer needed so the app can be used on a wider range of smartphones (eg. HTC Wildfire, Samsung Next, etc...)
Rel 1.3 - New icons to represent max tide level, New App Icon, minor bugfixes
Rel 1.21 - for SlideMe only
Rel 1.2 - New handling of the lists implemented, so now the full tide forecast is shown correctly again
Rel 1.11 - Temporary bugfix release needed because of a subtle change in App Inventor list handling
Rel 1.1 - First English release