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Volume 9, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 47–61, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 47–61, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  23 Jan 2017

23 Jan 2017

Glaciological measurements and mass balances from Sperry Glacier, Montana, USA, years 2005–2015

Adam M. Clark et al.

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