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Volume 13, issue 12
Clim. Past, 13, 1791–1813, 2017
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Clim. Past, 13, 1791–1813, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 13 Dec 2017

Research article | 13 Dec 2017

A multi-proxy analysis of Late Quaternary ocean and climate variability for the Maldives, Inner Sea

Dorothea Bunzel et al.

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We investigated a sediment core from the Maldives to unravel the interaction between equatorial...