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Volume 12, issue 5
Clim. Past, 12, 1137–1149, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Clim. Past, 12, 1137–1149, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 11 May 2016

Research article | 11 May 2016

Spatial climate dynamics in the Iberian Peninsula since 15 000 yr BP

Pedro Tarroso et al.

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The climate fluctuates between warm and cold stages, forcing biodiversity to shift patterns...