Articles | Volume 16, issue 14
Model evaluation paper
20 Jul 2023
Model evaluation paper |  | 20 Jul 2023

Modeling river water temperature with limiting forcing data: Air2stream v1.0.0, machine learning and multiple regression

Manuel C. Almeida and Pedro S. Coelho

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