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Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 17–32, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-17-2017
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The Cryosphere, 11, 17–32, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-17-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 02 Jan 2017

Research article | 02 Jan 2017

Climate change threatens archaeologically significant ice patches: insights into their age, internal structure, mass balance and climate sensitivity

Rune Strand Ødegård et al.
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