Articles | Volume 8, issue 9
Development and technical paper
04 Sep 2015
Development and technical paper |  | 04 Sep 2015

A new chemistry option in WRF-Chem v. 3.4 for the simulation of direct and indirect aerosol effects using VBS: evaluation against IMPACT-EUCAARI data

P. Tuccella, G. Curci, G. A. Grell, G. Visconti, S. Crumeyrolle, A. Schwarzenboeck, and A. A. Mensah

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