Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Clim. Past, 15, 849–879, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-849-2019

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Clim. Past, 15, 849–879, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-849-2019

Research article 30 Apr 2019

Research article | 30 Apr 2019

Low terrestrial carbon storage at the Last Glacial Maximum: constraints from multi-proxy data

Aurich Jeltsch-Thömmes et al.

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