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Volume 12, issue 2
Clim. Past, 12, 525–542, 2016
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Clim. Past, 12, 525–542, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 29 Feb 2016

Research article | 29 Feb 2016

A Bayesian hierarchical model for reconstructing relative sea level: from raw data to rates of change

Niamh Cahill et al.

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