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Sea ice and climate report of the third session of the JSC Working Group on Sea Ice and Climate (Oslo, Norway, 31 May-3 June 1988). by Working Group on Sea-Ice and Climate. Session

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Published by International Council of Scientific Unions, World Meteorological Organization in [Geneva] .
Written in English


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Other titlesReport of the third session of the Working Group on Sea Ice and Climate (Oslo, Norway, 31 May - 3 June 1988)
SeriesWMO/TD -- no. 272., WCRP- -- no. 18., WCRP (Series) -- 18.
ContributionsInternational Council of Scientific Unions., World Meteorological Organization., World Climate Research Programme.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15152895M

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