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Estuaries wrangle with the tides

Rising sea level is a principal threat to coastal systems worldwide — but far from being a simple matter of landscapes doomed to drown, the story involves complex feedbacks with the same processes that threaten them. Now a modelling study shows that the size and shape of tidal estuaries may determine their fate — proffering a perspective for mitigation against future sea-level rise.

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Goodbred, S.L. Estuaries wrangle with the tides. Nat. Clim. Chang. 9, 908–909 (2019).

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