Marsh Processes and Their Response to Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

@article{Fitzgerald2019MarshPA,
  title={Marsh Processes and Their Response to Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise},
  author={Duncan M. Fitzgerald and Zoe Hughes},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
  year={2019}
}
  • D. Fitzgerald, Z. Hughes
  • Published 30 May 2019
  • Environmental Science
  • Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
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