Explicitly modelled deep-time tidal dissipation and its implication for Lunar history. / Green, J A M; Huber, M; Waltham, David; Buzan, J; Wells, M.

In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 461, 01.03.2017, p. 46-53.

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Explicitly modelled deep-time tidal dissipation and its implication for Lunar history. / Green, J A M; Huber, M; Waltham, David; Buzan, J; Wells, M.

In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 461, 01.03.2017, p. 46-53.

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Green, JAM, Huber, M, Waltham, D, Buzan, J & Wells, M 2017, 'Explicitly modelled deep-time tidal dissipation and its implication for Lunar history', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 461, pp. 46-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.12.038

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Green, J. A. M., Huber, M., Waltham, D., Buzan, J., & Wells, M. (2017). Explicitly modelled deep-time tidal dissipation and its implication for Lunar history. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 461, 46-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.12.038

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Green JAM, Huber M, Waltham D, Buzan J, Wells M. Explicitly modelled deep-time tidal dissipation and its implication for Lunar history. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 2017 Mar 1;461:46-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.12.038

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Green, J A M ; Huber, M ; Waltham, David ; Buzan, J ; Wells, M. / Explicitly modelled deep-time tidal dissipation and its implication for Lunar history. In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 2017 ; Vol. 461. pp. 46-53.

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