Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Data description paper
16 Dec 2022
Data description paper |  | 16 Dec 2022

Global climate-related predictors at kilometer resolution for the past and future

Philipp Brun, Niklaus E. Zimmermann, Chantal Hari, Loïc Pellissier, and Dirk Nikolaus Karger

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