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https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-4-455-2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-4-455-2013
Research article
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05 Dec 2013
Research article |  | 05 Dec 2013

A simple explanation for the sensitivity of the hydrologic cycle to surface temperature and solar radiation and its implications for global climate change

A. Kleidon and M. Renner

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