Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 6167–6183, 2017

Special issue: Assessing impacts and adaptation to global change in water...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 6167–6183, 2017

Research article 07 Dec 2017

Research article | 07 Dec 2017

Conserving the Ogallala Aquifer in southwestern Kansas: from the wells to people, a holistic coupled natural–human model

Joseph A. Aistrup et al.

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