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Salt polygons are caused by convection

Project description

Reproducible ṕaper by Jana Lasser, Open Science Fellow 2019/20. A preprint of the original paper can be found here (ArXiV version).

Project progress is documented in a public Trello-Board. Learnings and accumulated knowledge can be found in a public pad.


This project is financed by the Wikimedia foundation and the Stifterverband. I would like to thank my Open Science mentor Isabella Peters for continued support and helpful input throughout the time I worked on this project.


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Executable scientific publication about the origin of salt polygons in salt deserts






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