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Volume 11, issue 3
Clim. Past, 11, 403–424, 2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Clim. Past, 11, 403–424, 2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 05 Mar 2015

Research article | 05 Mar 2015

Using results from the PlioMIP ensemble to investigate the Greenland Ice Sheet during the mid-Pliocene Warm Period

A. M. Dolan et al.

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