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Sandy beaches can survive sea-level rise

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Fig. 1: The geomorphology and material landward of a sandy beach are important determinants of its behaviour under SLR.


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Cooper, J.A.G., Masselink, G., Coco, G. et al. Sandy beaches can survive sea-level rise. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 993–995 (2020).

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