Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
15 Oct 2013
 | 15 Oct 2013

A long-term and reproducible passive microwave sea ice concentration data record for climate studies and monitoring

G. Peng, W. N. Meier, D. J. Scott, and M. H. Savoie

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