Articles | Volume 24, issue 5
Research article
13 May 2020
Research article |  | 13 May 2020

High-resolution fully coupled atmospheric–hydrological modeling: a cross-compartment regional water and energy cycle evaluation

Benjamin Fersch, Alfonso Senatore, Bianca Adler, Joël Arnault, Matthias Mauder, Katrin Schneider, Ingo Völksch, and Harald Kunstmann

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