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Using geoinformatics and geomorphometrics to quantify the geodiversity of Crete, Greece

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Using geoinformatics and geomorphometrics to quantify the geodiversity of Crete, Greece. / Argyriou, Athanasios V.; Sarris, Apostolos; Teeuw, Richard M.

In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol. 51, 09.2016, p. 47-59.

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Argyriou, AV, Sarris, A & Teeuw, RM 2016, 'Using geoinformatics and geomorphometrics to quantify the geodiversity of Crete, Greece', International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, vol. 51, pp. 47-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2016.04.006

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Argyriou AV, Sarris A, Teeuw RM. Using geoinformatics and geomorphometrics to quantify the geodiversity of Crete, Greece. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 2016 Sep;51:47-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2016.04.006

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Argyriou, Athanasios V. ; Sarris, Apostolos ; Teeuw, Richard M. / Using geoinformatics and geomorphometrics to quantify the geodiversity of Crete, Greece. In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 2016 ; Vol. 51. pp. 47-59.

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