Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5747–5801, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5747–5801, 2021

Review article 14 Dec 2021

Review article | 14 Dec 2021

Estimating population and urban areas at risk of coastal hazards, 1990–2015: how data choices matter

Kytt MacManus et al.

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