Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
Development and technical paper
13 Jul 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 13 Jul 2022

uDALES 1.0: a large-eddy simulation model for urban environments

Ivo Suter, Tom Grylls, Birgit S. Sützl, Sam O. Owens, Chris E. Wilson, and Maarten van Reeuwijk

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