Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Model description paper
21 Mar 2019
Model description paper |  | 21 Mar 2019

FESOM-C v.2: coastal dynamics on hybrid unstructured meshes

Alexey Androsov, Vera Fofonova, Ivan Kuznetsov, Sergey Danilov, Natalja Rakowsky, Sven Harig, Holger Brix, and Karen Helen Wiltshire

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