Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Model description paper
13 Jan 2017
Model description paper |  | 13 Jan 2017

UCLALES–SALSA v1.0: a large-eddy model with interactive sectional microphysics for aerosol, clouds and precipitation

Juha Tonttila, Zubair Maalick, Tomi Raatikainen, Harri Kokkola, Thomas Kühn, and Sami Romakkaniemi

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