Potential impacts of global warming on salmon production in the Fraser River watershed
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Potential impacts of global warming on salmon production in the Fraser River watershed by Levy, D. A.

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Published by Environment Canada, Climate Services Division, Atmospheric Environment Service [distributor] in [Ottawa], Downsville, Ont .
Written in English

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Other titlesIncidences potentielles du réchauffement climatique sur la production de saumons dans le bassin hydrographique du fleuve Fraser.
Statementprepared for Climate Change Digest Atmospheric Environment Service ; by David A. Levy.
SeriesClimate change digest,, CCD 94-04
ContributionsCanada. Atmospheric Environment Service., Canadian Climate Centre.
LC ClassificationsQC981.8.C5 L49 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination15, 17 p. ;
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL876146M
ISBN 100662612671
LC Control Number95162619

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