Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 633–646, 2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 633–646, 2016

Model description paper 16 Feb 2016

Model description paper | 16 Feb 2016

ESCIMO.spread (v2): parameterization of a spreadsheet-based energy balance snow model for inside-canopy conditions

T. Marke et al.

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