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Long-term variations in the net inflow record for Lake Malawi. / Sene, Kevin; Piper, B.; Wykeham, D.; McSweeney, R. T.; Tych, Wlodzimierz; Beven, Keith John.

In: Hydrology Research, Vol. 48, No. 3, 06.2017, p. 851-866.

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Sene, K, Piper, B, Wykeham, D, McSweeney, RT, Tych, W & Beven, KJ 2017, 'Long-term variations in the net inflow record for Lake Malawi', Hydrology Research, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 851-866. https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2016.143

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Sene, K., Piper, B., Wykeham, D., McSweeney, R. T., Tych, W., & Beven, K. J. (2017). Long-term variations in the net inflow record for Lake Malawi. Hydrology Research, 48(3), 851-866. https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2016.143

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Sene K, Piper B, Wykeham D, McSweeney RT, Tych W, Beven KJ. Long-term variations in the net inflow record for Lake Malawi. Hydrology Research. 2017 Jun;48(3):851-866. https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2016.143

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Sene, Kevin ; Piper, B. ; Wykeham, D. ; McSweeney, R. T. ; Tych, Wlodzimierz ; Beven, Keith John. / Long-term variations in the net inflow record for Lake Malawi. In: Hydrology Research. 2017 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 851-866.

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