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Title: SouthernAppalachian Mountains CESE Final Technical Report


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University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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United States

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Wilson, J. Larry. SouthernAppalachian Mountains CESE Final Technical Report. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/901075.
Wilson, J. Larry. SouthernAppalachian Mountains CESE Final Technical Report. United States. doi:10.2172/901075.
Wilson, J. Larry. Fri . "SouthernAppalachian Mountains CESE Final Technical Report". United States. doi:10.2172/901075.
title = {SouthernAppalachian Mountains CESE Final Technical Report},
author = {Wilson, J. Larry},
abstractNote = {No abstract prepared.},
doi = {10.2172/901075},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 16 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Mar 16 00:00:00 EDT 2007}

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