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Towards a comprehensive climate impacts assessment of solar geoengineering. / Irvine, Pete J; Kravitz, Ben; Lawrence, Mark; Gerten, Dieter; Hendy, Erica; Caminade, Cyril; Gosling, Simon; Kassie, Belay; Kissling, Daniel; Muri, Helene; Oschlies, Andreas; Smith, Steven.

In: Earth's Future, Vol. 5, No. 1, 01.2017, p. 93-106.

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Irvine, PJ, Kravitz, B, Lawrence, M, Gerten, D, Hendy, E, Caminade, C, Gosling, S, Kassie, B, Kissling, D, Muri, H, Oschlies, A & Smith, S 2017, 'Towards a comprehensive climate impacts assessment of solar geoengineering' Earth's Future, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 93-106. DOI: 10.1002/2016EF000389

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Irvine, P. J., Kravitz, B., Lawrence, M., Gerten, D., Hendy, E., Caminade, C., ... Smith, S. (2017). Towards a comprehensive climate impacts assessment of solar geoengineering. Earth's Future, 5(1), 93-106. DOI: 10.1002/2016EF000389

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Irvine PJ, Kravitz B, Lawrence M, Gerten D, Hendy E, Caminade C et al. Towards a comprehensive climate impacts assessment of solar geoengineering. Earth's Future. 2017 Jan;5(1):93-106. Available from, DOI: 10.1002/2016EF000389

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Irvine, Pete J; Kravitz, Ben; Lawrence, Mark; Gerten, Dieter; Hendy, Erica; Caminade, Cyril; Gosling, Simon; Kassie, Belay; Kissling, Daniel; Muri, Helene; Oschlies, Andreas; Smith, Steven / Towards a comprehensive climate impacts assessment of solar geoengineering.

In: Earth's Future, Vol. 5, No. 1, 01.2017, p. 93-106.

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