Articles | Volume 8, issue 4
Clim. Past, 8, 1177–1197, 2012
Clim. Past, 8, 1177–1197, 2012

Research article 19 Jul 2012

Research article | 19 Jul 2012

Enrichment in 13C of atmospheric CH4 during the Younger Dryas termination

J. R. Melton et al.

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