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This study explored the spatio-temporal dynamics and evolution of land use/cover changes and urban expansion in Shanghai metropolitan area, China, during the transitional economy period (1979-2009) using multi-temporal satellite images and geographic information systems (GIS). A maximum likelihood supervised classification algorithm was employed to extract(More)
—China's coastal region is physically and socioeconomically vulnerable to accelerated sea-level rise and associated coastal flooding because of its low topography, highly developed economy and highly-dense population. In this study, we present a scenario of sea level rise and storm surge flooding along the China's coastal region over the next century and(More)
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