Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

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Coastal zones play a key role in Earth System functioning, by contributing significantly to the life support systems of most societies. Human activities modifying riverine hydrology and riverine material fluxes to the coastal zone, have increased in both scale and rate of change in the last 200 years. The underlying processes that drive changes to coastal systems occur at a multiplicity of temporal and spatial scales. These changes alter the availability of ecosystem goods and services. However, disciplinary fragmentation impedes our ability to understand the regional and global changes that affect coastal systems, and thus limits our ability to guide ... continued below

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Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone 2005.

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    Place of Publication: Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Main Title: Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy
  • Series Title: IGBP Report
  • Series Title: IHDP Report
  • Added Title: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Report 51
  • Added Title: International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) Report 18

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Coastal zones play a key role in Earth System functioning, by contributing significantly to the life support systems of most societies. Human activities modifying riverine hydrology and riverine material fluxes to the coastal zone, have increased in both scale and rate of change in the last 200 years. The underlying processes that drive changes to coastal systems occur at a multiplicity of temporal and spatial scales. These changes alter the availability of ecosystem goods and services. However, disciplinary fragmentation impedes our ability to understand the regional and global changes that affect coastal systems, and thus limits our ability to guide management and decision making. Progress has been made in understanding the changes in Earth System processes that affect the coastal zone, and the role of coastal systems in global change. This includes identifying proxies that describe the state of coastal systems under existing conditions and change scenarios. Typologies have been developed to assist in the interpolation of results into areas where primary information is lacking. This has enabled a first-order up-scaling to a global synthesis.

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Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone. Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone: Science Plan and Implementation Strategy, text, 2005; Stockholm, Sweden. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12008/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .