Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 8269–8293, 2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 8269–8293, 2022
Model description paper
18 Nov 2022
Model description paper | 18 Nov 2022

The Stochastic Ice-Sheet and Sea-Level System Model v1.0 (StISSM v1.0)

Vincent Verjans et al.

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