Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Clim. Past, 17, 2291–2303, 2021
Clim. Past, 17, 2291–2303, 2021
Research article
29 Oct 2021
Research article | 29 Oct 2021

Different facets of dry–wet patterns in south-western China over the past 27 000 years

Mengna Liao et al.

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