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Volume 12, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 12, 3725–3740, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3725-2015
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Special issue: Freshwater ecosystems in changing permafrost landscapes

Biogeosciences, 12, 3725–3740, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3725-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 17 Jun 2015

Research article | 17 Jun 2015

Patterns and persistence of hydrologic carbon and nutrient export from collapsing upland permafrost

B. W. Abbott et al.
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