Seasonal variation of solitary wave properties in Lake Constance

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PREUSSE, Martina, Heinrich FREISTÜHLER, Frank PEETERS, 2012. Seasonal variation of solitary wave properties in Lake Constance. In: Journal of Geophysical Research. 117(C4). ISSN 0148-0227. Available under: doi: 10.1029/2011JC007403

@article{Preusse2012Seaso-20470, title={Seasonal variation of solitary wave properties in Lake Constance}, year={2012}, doi={10.1029/2011JC007403}, number={C4}, volume={117}, issn={0148-0227}, journal={Journal of Geophysical Research}, author={Preusse, Martina and Freistühler, Heinrich and Peeters, Frank} }

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