Corpus ID: 129253400

A global analysis of human settlement in coastal zones

  title={A global analysis of human settlement in coastal zones},
  author={C. Small and R. Nicholls},
  journal={Journal of Coastal Research},
Recent improvements in mapping of global population distribution makes it possible to estimate the number and distribution of people near coasts with greater accuracy than previously possible, and hence consider the potential exposure of these populations to coastal hazards. In this paper, we combine the updated Gridded Population of the World (GPW2) population distribution estimate for 1990 and lighted settlement imagery with a global digital elevation model (DEM) and a high resolution vector… Expand
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