Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 1515–1529, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-1515-2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 1515–1529, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-1515-2019

Data description paper 02 Oct 2019

Data description paper | 02 Oct 2019

Global distribution of nearshore slopes with implications for coastal retreat

Panagiotis Athanasiou et al.

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Global distribution of nearshore slopes P. Athanasiou https://doi.org/10.4121/uuid:a8297dcd-c34e-4e6d-bf66-9fb8913d983d

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This dataset provides the spatial distribution of nearshore slopes at a resolution of 1 km along the global coastline. The calculation was based on available global topo-bathymetric datasets and ocean wave reanalysis. The calculated slopes show skill in capturing the spatial variability of the nearshore slopes when compared against local observations. The importance of this variability is presented with a global coastal retreat assessment for an arbitrary sea level rise scenario.