Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Research article
31 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 31 Jan 2018

Deduction of reservoir operating rules for application in global hydrological models

Hubertus M. Coerver, Martine M. Rutten, and Nick C. van de Giesen

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