Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 5377–5397, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-5377-2014
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 5377–5397, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-5377-2014
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21 Dec 2014
Research article | 21 Dec 2014

The hydrological regime of a forested tropical Andean catchment

K. E. Clark et al.

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