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Volume 22, issue 3
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 275–288, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-275-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 275–288, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-275-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 07 May 2015

Research article | 07 May 2015

Oscillations in a simple climate–vegetation model

J. Rombouts and M. Ghil
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