In this study we present the evolution of the global shoreline from 1984 to 2015 based on satellite observations. During this period, the eroded surface is estimated up to 28,0000 km2 which is twice the amount of accreted land. This study highlights the impact of the anthropogenic activities at the coastal zone, the footprint of coastal natural disasters and the potential vulnerability of the coastal areas due to the effect of climate change.
- Luc Feyen
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Mentaschi, Lorenzo; Vousdoukas, Michail; Pekel, Jean-François; Voukouvalas, Evangelos; Feyen, Luc (2018): Global long-term shoreline evolution. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] doi: 10.2905/944f6d9b-2fbf-422e-ae3e-4b3aa391ed48 PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/944f6d9b-2fbf-422e-ae3e-4b3aa391ed48
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This is the official version of the GlobalShorelineChange dataset. This dataset has been validated according to the methodology described in Mentaschi et al. 2018 (manuscript submitted for publication).
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- European Commission, Joint Research Centre
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- Environment, Regions and cities, Science and technology
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