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Volume 21, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4533–4549, 2017
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4533–4549, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Sep 2017

Research article | 12 Sep 2017

Recent changes in terrestrial water storage in the Upper Nile Basin: an evaluation of commonly used gridded GRACE products

Mohammad Shamsudduha et al.
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This study tests the phase and amplitude of GRACE TWS signals in the Upper Nile Basin from five...