Epistemology and Politics in Earth System Modeling: Historical Perspectives

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Epistemology and Politics in Earth System Modeling: Historical Perspectives. / Heymann, Matthias; Dahan Dalmedico, Amy.

I: Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, Bind 11, Nr. 5, 05.2019, s. 1139-1152.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisKommentar/debatForskningpeer review

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Heymann, M & Dahan Dalmedico, A 2019, 'Epistemology and Politics in Earth System Modeling: Historical Perspectives', Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, bind 11, nr. 5, s. 1139-1152. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001526

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Heymann, M., & Dahan Dalmedico, A. (2019). Epistemology and Politics in Earth System Modeling: Historical Perspectives. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11(5), 1139-1152. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001526

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Heymann M, Dahan Dalmedico A. 2019. Epistemology and Politics in Earth System Modeling: Historical Perspectives. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. 11(5):1139-1152. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001526

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Heymann, Matthias og Amy Dahan Dalmedico. "Epistemology and Politics in Earth System Modeling: Historical Perspectives". Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. 2019, 11(5). 1139-1152. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001526

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Heymann M, Dahan Dalmedico A. Epistemology and Politics in Earth System Modeling: Historical Perspectives. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. 2019 maj;11(5):1139-1152. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018MS001526

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Heymann, Matthias ; Dahan Dalmedico, Amy. / Epistemology and Politics in Earth System Modeling: Historical Perspectives. I: Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems. 2019 ; Bind 11, Nr. 5. s. 1139-1152.

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