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The salinity: delta O-18 water relationship in Kongsfjorden, western Spitsbergen. / MacLachlan, Suzanne E.; Cottier, Finlo R.; Austin, William E. N.; Howe, John A.

In: Polar Research, Vol. 26, 2007, p. 160-167.

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MacLachlan, SE, Cottier, FR, Austin, WEN & Howe, JA 2007, 'The salinity: delta O-18 water relationship in Kongsfjorden, western Spitsbergen' Polar Research, vol. 26, pp. 160-167. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-8369.2007.00016.x

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MacLachlan, S. E., Cottier, F. R., Austin, W. E. N., & Howe, J. A. (2007). The salinity: delta O-18 water relationship in Kongsfjorden, western Spitsbergen. Polar Research, 26, 160-167. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-8369.2007.00016.x

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MacLachlan SE, Cottier FR, Austin WEN, Howe JA. The salinity: delta O-18 water relationship in Kongsfjorden, western Spitsbergen. Polar Research. 2007;26:160-167. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-8369.2007.00016.x

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MacLachlan, Suzanne E. ; Cottier, Finlo R. ; Austin, William E. N. ; Howe, John A. / The salinity: delta O-18 water relationship in Kongsfjorden, western Spitsbergen. In: Polar Research. 2007 ; Vol. 26. pp. 160-167.

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