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Climate and Coast: Overview and Introduction

"Global coasts are diverse in their geoscientific features but also in their human significance and utility. They are subject to considerable influences of climate and climate change and take part in the global carbon cycle. Thus, coasts are a legitimate subject in climate science. A characteristic of coasts are not only impacted by climate, but also affected by a broad range of human activities..." – By Hans von Storch, Katja Fennel, Jürgen Jensen, Kristy A. Lewis, Beate Ratter, Torsten Schlurmann, Thomas Wahl and Wenyan Zhang

Terrestrial Processes and Their Roles in Climate Change

"The land surface is a critical component of the Earth System. Most immediately, it is obviously the place people live and source most of their food, water, and energy. The effects of climate change are most commonly thought of in terms of impacts on human systems, which are largely land based. ..." – By Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré and Andrew J. Pitman

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