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CP | Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Clim. Past, 14, 139–155, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Clim. Past, 14, 139–155, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 05 Feb 2018

Research article | 05 Feb 2018

Signal detection in global mean temperatures after “Paris”: an uncertainty and sensitivity analysis

Hans Visser et al.

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