Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 231–243, 2020

Special issue: Water, ecosystem, cryosphere, and climate data from the interior...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 231–243, 2020
Data description paper
05 Feb 2020
Data description paper | 05 Feb 2020

Paleo-hydrologic reconstruction of 400 years of past flows at a weekly time step for major rivers of Western Canada

Andrew R. Slaughter and Saman Razavi

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