Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Clim. Past, 13, 1717–1749, 2017
Clim. Past, 13, 1717–1749, 2017

Research article 30 Nov 2017

Research article | 30 Nov 2017

Atlantic Water advection vs. glacier dynamics in northern Spitsbergen since early deglaciation

Martin Bartels et al.

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