Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1863–1880, 2010
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 1863–1880, 2010

Research article 12 Oct 2010

Research article | 12 Oct 2010

Groundwater use for irrigation – a global inventory

S. Siebert et al.

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Subject: Groundwater hydrology | Techniques and Approaches: Remote Sensing and GIS
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