Geomorphology of the Anthropocene: Understanding the surficial legacy of past and present human activities

@article{Jefferson2013GeomorphologyOT,
  title={Geomorphology of the Anthropocene: Understanding the surficial legacy of past and present human activities},
  author={Anne J. Jefferson and Karl W. Wegmann and Anne Chin},
  journal={Anthropocene},
  year={2013},
  volume={2},
  pages={1-3}
}
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