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Collapsing Arctic coastlines

A holistic and transdisciplinary approach is urgently required to investigate the physical and socio-economic impacts of collapsing coastlines in the Arctic nearshore zone.

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Figure 1: Impact of thaw and erosion of Arctic permafrost coasts.

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We thank Y. Nowak (Alfred Wegener Institute) for drafting the figure. The work of M.F. was supported by the Daimler and Benz Foundation. J.E.V. was supported by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research under grant number 863.12.004. The work by H.L. was a contribution to the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group under the contract VH-NG-801.

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Fritz, M., Vonk, J. & Lantuit, H. Collapsing Arctic coastlines. Nature Clim Change 7, 6–7 (2017).

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