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On wave radar measurement. / Ewans, K.; Feld, G.; Jonathan, P.

In: Ocean Dynamics, Vol. 64, No. 9, 2014, p. 1281-1303.

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Ewans, K, Feld, G & Jonathan, P 2014, 'On wave radar measurement', Ocean Dynamics, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 1281-1303. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-014-0742-5

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Ewans, K., Feld, G., & Jonathan, P. (2014). On wave radar measurement. Ocean Dynamics, 64(9), 1281-1303. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-014-0742-5

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Ewans K, Feld G, Jonathan P. On wave radar measurement. Ocean Dynamics. 2014;64(9):1281-1303. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-014-0742-5

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Ewans, K. ; Feld, G. ; Jonathan, P. / On wave radar measurement. In: Ocean Dynamics. 2014 ; Vol. 64, No. 9. pp. 1281-1303.

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