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Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 201–224, 2020

Special issue: Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) Experimental...

Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 201–224, 2020
Development and technical paper
28 Jan 2020
Development and technical paper | 28 Jan 2020

The CMIP6 Data Request (DREQ, version 01.00.31)

Martin Juckes et al.

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