Climatic Change

, Volume 64, Issue 1–2, pp 27–39 | Cite as

How Important is Global Warming for Coastal Erosion?

  • Marcel J. F. Stive
Editorial Commentary


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcel J. F. Stive
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  1. 1.Faculty of Civil EngineeringTechnical University DelftDelftThe Netherlands

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