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Clouds and climate change

by Glenn E. Shaw

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Published by University Science Bks. in Sausalito, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cloud physics.,
  • Climatic changes.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 19-20) and index.

    StatementGlenn E. Shaw.
    SeriesGlobal change instruction program
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC921.5 .S517 1995
    The Physical Object
    Pagination21 p. :
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL816773M
    ISBN 100935702873
    LC Control Number95061058

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