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Coasts and climate: Insights from geomorphology

French, JR; Burningham, H; (2013) Coasts and climate: Insights from geomorphology. PROGRESS IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY , 37 (4) 550 - 561. 10.1177/0309133313494962. Green open access

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Geomorphology is increasingly engaged with the connections between coastal behaviour and climate variability and change. While impacts of climate change at the coast are often primarily viewed in terms of landform adjustments to accelerated sea-level rise, geomorphologists are also starting to unlock the subtleties of how coastal processes are forced by a broader suite of climate factors. This progress report highlights three main strands of recent geomorphological research in this vein: the search for a broader suite of climatic signatures in recent coastal deposits; empirical analyses of the linkages between climate variables and contemporary shoreline change; and enhancement of our capability to predictively model climate-driven changes in coastal morphology.

Type: Article
Title: Coasts and climate: Insights from geomorphology
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/0309133313494962
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309133313494962
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2013. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page(http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm).
Keywords: climate change, coasts, geomorphology, modelling, sea level, storminess
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1402878
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