Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Model description paper
24 May 2024
Model description paper |  | 24 May 2024

Simple process-led algorithms for simulating habitats (SPLASH v.2.0): robust calculations of water and energy fluxes

David Sandoval, Iain Colin Prentice, and Rodolfo L. B. Nóbrega

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