Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1367–1383, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1367-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1367–1383, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1367-2020

Data description paper 19 Jun 2020

Data description paper | 19 Jun 2020

Greenland Ice Sheet solid ice discharge from 1986 through March 2020

Kenneth D. Mankoff et al.

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