Sustained Arctic Observations: A Legacy of the Polar Year
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 89, Issue 39, pages 363–364, 23 September 2008
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2008), Sustained Arctic Observations: A Legacy of the Polar Year, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(39), 363–364, doi:10.1029/2008EO390004.(
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