Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4439–4455, 2016
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4439–4455, 2016
Research article
03 Nov 2016
Research article | 03 Nov 2016

Solar-forced diurnal regulation of cave drip rates via phreatophyte evapotranspiration

Katie Coleborn et al.

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