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29 Aug 2022
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 29 Aug 2022

The impact of climate oscillations on the surface energy budget over the Greenland Ice Sheet in a changing climate

Tiago Silva, Jakob Abermann, Brice Noël, Sonika Shahi, Willem Jan van de Berg, and Wolfgang Schöner

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