Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1857–1869, 2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1857–1869, 2015

Research article 21 Apr 2015

Research article | 21 Apr 2015

Gravitational and capillary soil moisture dynamics for distributed hydrologic models

A. Castillo et al.

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