Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Clim. Past, 11, 1375–1393, 2015
Clim. Past, 11, 1375–1393, 2015
Research article
14 Oct 2015
Research article | 14 Oct 2015

Late-glacial to late-Holocene shifts in global precipitation δ18O

S. Jasechko et al.

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