Molecular-dynamics simulation of clustering processes in sea-ice floes.

  title={Molecular-dynamics simulation of clustering processes in sea-ice floes.},
  author={Agnieszka Herman},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={84 5 Pt 2},
  • A. Herman
  • Published 4 October 2011
  • Geology, Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
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