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HESS | Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5527–5549, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5527-2018
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Special issue: Modelling lakes in the climate system (GMD/HESS inter-journal...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5527–5549, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-5527-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 25 Oct 2018

Research article | 25 Oct 2018

Modelling the water balance of Lake Victoria (East Africa) – Part 2: Future projections

Inne Vanderkelen et al.
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