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Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3589–3604, 2016

Special issue: Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) Experimental...

Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3589–3604, 2016

Model experiment description paper 10 Oct 2016

Model experiment description paper | 10 Oct 2016

GMMIP (v1.0) contribution to CMIP6: Global Monsoons Model Inter-comparison Project

Tianjun Zhou et al.

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