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A 200 year precipitation index for the Central English Lake District. / Barker, Philip A.; Wilby, R. L.; Borrows, J.

In: Hydrological Sciences Journal, Vol. 49, No. 5, 2004, p. 769-785.

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Barker, PA, Wilby, RL & Borrows, J 2004, 'A 200 year precipitation index for the Central English Lake District.', Hydrological Sciences Journal, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 769-785. <http://www.cig.ensmp.fr/~iahs/hsj/495/49502.htm>

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Barker, P. A., Wilby, R. L., & Borrows, J. (2004). A 200 year precipitation index for the Central English Lake District. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 49(5), 769-785. http://www.cig.ensmp.fr/~iahs/hsj/495/49502.htm

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Barker PA, Wilby RL, Borrows J. A 200 year precipitation index for the Central English Lake District. Hydrological Sciences Journal. 2004;49(5):769-785.

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Barker, Philip A. ; Wilby, R. L. ; Borrows, J. / A 200 year precipitation index for the Central English Lake District. In: Hydrological Sciences Journal. 2004 ; Vol. 49, No. 5. pp. 769-785.

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