Articles | Volume 8, issue 5
Development and technical paper
28 May 2015
Development and technical paper |  | 28 May 2015

A high-resolution ocean and sea-ice modelling system for the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans

F. Dupont, S. Higginson, R. Bourdallé-Badie, Y. Lu, F. Roy, G. C. Smith, J.-F. Lemieux, G. Garric, and F. Davidson

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