DOI: 10.1190/tle42090588.1 ISSN:

Introduction to this special section: Coastal geophysics

Niels Grobbe
  • Geology
  • Geophysics

Approximately 40% of the world's population currently lives in a coastal zone, meaning within 100 km of a coast. An increasing trend in population and economic activity is causing the pressure on coastal ecosystems to grow, for example due to land cover change, increasing pollutant loads, and the introduction of invasive species (United Nations, 2007).

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