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Surface mass balance of the Greenland icesheet in the regional climate model HIRHAM5: Present state and future prospects

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Surface mass balance of the Greenland icesheet in the regional climate model HIRHAM5 : Present state and future prospects. / Mottram, Ruth; Boberg, Fredrik; Langen, Peter; Yang, Shuting; Rodehacke, Christian; Christensen, Jens Hesselbjerg; Madsen, Marianne Sloth.

I: Low Temperature Science. Series A. Physical Science, Bind 75, 2017, s. 105-115.

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Mottram, R, Boberg, F, Langen, P, Yang, S, Rodehacke, C, Christensen, JH & Madsen, MS 2017, 'Surface mass balance of the Greenland icesheet in the regional climate model HIRHAM5: Present state and future prospects', Low Temperature Science. Series A. Physical Science, bind 75, s. 105-115. https://doi.org/10.14943/lowtemsci.75.105

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Mottram, R., Boberg, F., Langen, P., Yang, S., Rodehacke, C., Christensen, J. H., & Madsen, M. S. (2017). Surface mass balance of the Greenland icesheet in the regional climate model HIRHAM5: Present state and future prospects. Low Temperature Science. Series A. Physical Science, 75, 105-115. https://doi.org/10.14943/lowtemsci.75.105

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Mottram R, Boberg F, Langen P, Yang S, Rodehacke C, Christensen JH o.a. Surface mass balance of the Greenland icesheet in the regional climate model HIRHAM5: Present state and future prospects. Low Temperature Science. Series A. Physical Science. 2017;75:105-115. https://doi.org/10.14943/lowtemsci.75.105

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Mottram, Ruth ; Boberg, Fredrik ; Langen, Peter ; Yang, Shuting ; Rodehacke, Christian ; Christensen, Jens Hesselbjerg ; Madsen, Marianne Sloth. / Surface mass balance of the Greenland icesheet in the regional climate model HIRHAM5 : Present state and future prospects. I: Low Temperature Science. Series A. Physical Science. 2017 ; Bind 75. s. 105-115.

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