Earth's surface water change over the past 30 years

Gennadii Donchyts, Fedor Baart, Hessel C. Winsemius, Noel Gorelick, Jaap Kwadijk, Nick van de Giesen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-813
Number of pages4
JournalNature climate change
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2016


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