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A detrital record of the Nile River and its catchment

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A detrital record of the Nile River and its catchment. / Fielding, Laura; Najman, Yanina Manya Rachel; Millar, Ian; Butterworth, Peter; Ando, Sergio; Padoan, Marta; Barfod, Dan; Kneller, Ben.

In: Journal of the Geological Society, Vol. 174, No. 2, 03.2017, p. 301-317.

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Fielding, L, Najman, YMR, Millar, I, Butterworth, P, Ando, S, Padoan, M, Barfod, D & Kneller, B 2017, 'A detrital record of the Nile River and its catchment', Journal of the Geological Society, vol. 174, no. 2, pp. 301-317. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2016-075

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Fielding, L., Najman, Y. M. R., Millar, I., Butterworth, P., Ando, S., Padoan, M., Barfod, D., & Kneller, B. (2017). A detrital record of the Nile River and its catchment. Journal of the Geological Society, 174(2), 301-317. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2016-075

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Fielding L, Najman YMR, Millar I, Butterworth P, Ando S, Padoan M et al. A detrital record of the Nile River and its catchment. Journal of the Geological Society. 2017 Mar;174(2):301-317. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2016-075

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Fielding, Laura ; Najman, Yanina Manya Rachel ; Millar, Ian ; Butterworth, Peter ; Ando, Sergio ; Padoan, Marta ; Barfod, Dan ; Kneller, Ben. / A detrital record of the Nile River and its catchment. In: Journal of the Geological Society. 2017 ; Vol. 174, No. 2. pp. 301-317.

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