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Earth's surface water change over the past 30 years

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Earth's surface gained 115,000 km2 of water and 173,000 km2 of land over the past 30 years, including 20,135 km2 of water and 33,700 km2 of land in coastal areas. Here, we analyse the gains and losses through the Deltares Aqua Monitor — an open tool that detects land and water changes around the globe.

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  1. Deltares, Boussinesqweg 1, 2629 HV, Delft, The Netherlands

    • Gennadii Donchyts
    • , Fedor Baart
    • , Hessel Winsemius
    •  & Jaap Kwadijk
  2. Delft University of Technology, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN, Delft, The Netherlands

    • Gennadii Donchyts
    • , Fedor Baart
    •  & Nick van de Giesen
  3. Google, Brandschenkestrasse 110, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland

    • Noel Gorelick
  4. University of Twente, 7500 AE, Enschede, The Netherlands

    • Jaap Kwadijk

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