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Centrifuge modelling of hillslope debris flow initiation. / Milne, F.D.; Brown, Michael; Knappett, J.A.; Davies, M.C.R.

In: CATENA, Vol. 92, 2012, p. 162-171.

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Milne, FD, Brown, M, Knappett, JA & Davies, MCR 2012, 'Centrifuge modelling of hillslope debris flow initiation' CATENA, vol 92, pp. 162-171., 10.1016/j.catena.2011.12.001

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Milne, F. D., Brown, M., Knappett, J. A., & Davies, M. C. R. (2012). Centrifuge modelling of hillslope debris flow initiation. CATENA, 92, 162-171. 10.1016/j.catena.2011.12.001

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Milne FD, Brown M, Knappett JA, Davies MCR. Centrifuge modelling of hillslope debris flow initiation. CATENA. 2012;92:162-171. Available from: 10.1016/j.catena.2011.12.001

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Milne, F.D.; Brown, Michael; Knappett, J.A.; Davies, M.C.R. / Centrifuge modelling of hillslope debris flow initiation.

In: CATENA, Vol. 92, 2012, p. 162-171.

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