Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Model evaluation paper
26 May 2024
Model evaluation paper |  | 26 May 2024

Comparison of the Coastal and Regional Ocean COmmunity model (CROCO) and NCAR-LES in non-hydrostatic simulations

Xiaoyu Fan, Baylor Fox-Kemper, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Qing Li, Patrick Marchesiello, Peter P. Sullivan, and Paul S. Hall

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