Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 771–791, 2018
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 771–791, 2018

Model description paper 02 Mar 2018

Model description paper | 02 Mar 2018

Simulating damage for wind storms in the land surface model ORCHIDEE-CAN (revision 4262)

Yi-Ying Chen et al.

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