Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Clim. Past, 16, 475–485, 2020
Clim. Past, 16, 475–485, 2020

Research article 10 Mar 2020

Research article | 10 Mar 2020

Hydrological variations in central China over the past millennium and their links to the tropical Pacific and North Atlantic oceans

Fucai Duan et al.

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