Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Clim. Past, 16, 2153–2172, 2020
Clim. Past, 16, 2153–2172, 2020

Research article 11 Nov 2020

Research article | 11 Nov 2020

A 2600-year summer climate reconstruction in central Japan by integrating tree-ring stable oxygen and hydrogen isotopes

Takeshi Nakatsuka et al.

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