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Building an environmental quality index for a big city: a spatial interpolation approach combined with a distance indicator

  • José-María Montero
  • Coro Chasco


  • Beatriz Larraz

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Volume (Year): 12 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 435-459

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jgeosy:v:12:y:2010:i:4:p:435-459
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