Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 817–828, 2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 817–828, 2015
Development and technical paper
27 Mar 2015
Development and technical paper | 27 Mar 2015

Aerosol specification in single-column Community Atmosphere Model version 5

B. Lebassi-Habtezion and P. M. Caldwell

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