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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2021–2040, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2021-2021

Special issue: Understanding compound weather and climate events and related...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2021–2040, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-2021-2021
Research article
06 Jul 2021
Research article | 06 Jul 2021

Regional analysis of multivariate compound coastal flooding potential around Europe and environs: sensitivity analysis and spatial patterns

Paula Camus et al.

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