Regional soil erosion in response to land use and increased typhoon frequency and intensity, Taiwan

  title={Regional soil erosion in response to land use and increased typhoon frequency and intensity, Taiwan},
  author={David R. Montgomery and Michelle Y.-F. Huang and Alice Y. L. Huang},
  journal={Quaternary Research},
  pages={15 - 20}

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