Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Clim. Past, 12, 171–188, 2016
Clim. Past, 12, 171–188, 2016
Research article
03 Feb 2016
Research article | 03 Feb 2016

Spatial and temporal oxygen isotope variability in northern Greenland – implications for a new climate record over the past millennium

S. Weißbach et al.

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