Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Research article
07 Jun 2013
Research article |  | 07 Jun 2013

Determining spatial variability of dry spells: a Markov-based method, applied to the Makanya catchment, Tanzania

B. M. C. Fischer, M. L. Mul, and H. H. G. Savenije

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