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Volume 10, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 10, 743–750, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-743-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 10, 743–750, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-743-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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Brief communication: Two well-marked cases of aerodynamic adjustment of sastrugi

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