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Advances in Meteorology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 175296, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/175296
Research Article

Spectral Analysis of the Svalbard Temperature Record 1912–2010

1Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1047 Blindern, N-0316 Oslo, Norway
2Department of Geology, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), P.O. Box 156, N-9171 Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
3Department of Physics and Technology, University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway
4Telenor Norway, Finance, N-1331 Fornebu, Norway

Received 14 September 2011; Revised 14 December 2011; Accepted 20 December 2011

Academic Editor: Igor N. Esau

Copyright © 2011 Ole Humlum et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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