Articles | Volume 24, issue 6
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2951–2962, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2951-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2951–2962, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2951-2020

Research article 04 Jun 2020

Research article | 04 Jun 2020

Ability of an Australian reanalysis dataset to characterise sub-daily precipitation

Suwash Chandra Acharya et al.

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