Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1753–1766, 2015

Special issue: Precipitation: measurement and space time variability

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1753–1766, 2015

Research article 16 Apr 2015

Research article | 16 Apr 2015

Storm type effects on super Clausius–Clapeyron scaling of intense rainstorm properties with air temperature

P. Molnar et al.

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