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Research article
16 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 16 Jan 2024

Deglacial export of pre-aged terrigenous carbon to the Bay of Biscay

Eduardo Queiroz Alves, Wanyee Wong, Jens Hefter, Hendrik Grotheer, Tommaso Tesi, Torben Gentz, Karin Zonneveld, and Gesine Mollenhauer

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