Articles | Volume 9, issue 8
Development and technical paper
25 Aug 2016
Development and technical paper |  | 25 Aug 2016

Land-surface parameter optimisation using data assimilation techniques: the adJULES system V1.0

Nina M. Raoult, Tim E. Jupp, Peter M. Cox, and Catherine M. Luke

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