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Citation Formats
H. G. Coşkun and G. YALÇIN, “WATER QUALITY DETERMINATION OF BUYUKCEKMECE LAKE, TURKEY BY USING REMOTE SENSING AND GIS TECHNIQUES,” FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, pp. 746–750, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/64583.