Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Clim. Past, 11, 979–989, 2015
Clim. Past, 11, 979–989, 2015
Research article
10 Jul 2015
Research article | 10 Jul 2015

A GCM comparison of Pleistocene super-interglacial periods in relation to Lake El'gygytgyn, NE Arctic Russia

A. J. Coletti et al.

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