A Vehicle-Mounted Radar for Dual-Purpose Monitoring of Birds

Journal Article

Title: A Vehicle-Mounted Radar for Dual-Purpose Monitoring of Birds
Publication Date:
September 01, 2003
Journal: Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume: 31
Issue: 3
Pages: 882-886

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Harmata, A.; Leighty, G.; O'Neil, E. (2003). A Vehicle-Mounted Radar for Dual-Purpose Monitoring of Birds. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 31(3), 882-886.

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