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TC | Volume 13, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 13, 1547–1564, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 13, 1547–1564, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 03 Jun 2019

Research article | 03 Jun 2019

Regional grid refinement in an Earth system model: impacts on the simulated Greenland surface mass balance

Leonardus van Kampenhout et al.
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