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Volume 12, issue 3
Clim. Past, 12, 749–767, 2016
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Clim. Past, 12, 749–767, 2016
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Research article 23 Mar 2016

Research article | 23 Mar 2016

Arctic sea ice simulation in the PlioMIP ensemble

Fergus W. Howell et al.

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