The natural South Florida system I: Climate, geology, and hydrology

@article{Obeysekera1999TheNS,
  title={The natural South Florida system I: Climate, geology, and hydrology},
  author={Jayantha T. B. Obeysekera and J. Browder and L. I. Hornung and Mark A. Harwell},
  journal={Urban Ecosystems},
  year={1999},
  volume={3},
  pages={223-244}
}
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