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BG | Volume 16, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 16, 1657–1671, 2019
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Biogeosciences, 16, 1657–1671, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Reviews and syntheses 23 Apr 2019

Reviews and syntheses | 23 Apr 2019

Reviews and syntheses: Dams, water quality and tropical reservoir stratification

Robert Scott Winton et al.
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A global boom in dam construction throughout the world’s tropics motivated us to review and...