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use of general circulation models in the analysis of the ecosystem impacts of climatic change by W. Lawrence Gates

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Published by Oregon State University in Corvallis, Or .
Written in English


  • Atmospheric circulation -- Mathematical models.,
  • Climatic changes -- Mathematical models.,
  • Atmospheric carbon dioxide -- Climatic factors -- Mathematical models.

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StatementW. Lawrence Gates.
SeriesReport / Climatic Research Institute -- no. 52., Report (Oregon State University. Climatic Research Institute) -- no. 52.
ContributionsOregon State University. Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences., Oregon State University. Climatic Research Institute.
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p. :
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16097939M

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