Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Research article
24 Apr 2014
Research article |  | 24 Apr 2014

Understanding uncertainties when inferring mean transit times of water trough tracer-based lumped-parameter models in Andean tropical montane cloud forest catchments

E. Timbe, D. Windhorst, P. Crespo, H.-G. Frede, J. Feyen, and L. Breuer

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