Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5769–5787, 2021

Special issue: The FAMOUS climate model

Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5769–5787, 2021
Development and technical paper
17 Sep 2021
Development and technical paper | 17 Sep 2021

FAMOUS version xotzt (FAMOUS-ice): a general circulation model (GCM) capable of energy- and water-conserving coupling to an ice sheet model

Robin S. Smith et al.

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