Articles | Volume 25, issue 12
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 6381–6405, 2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 6381–6405, 2021
Research article
16 Dec 2021
Research article | 16 Dec 2021

Evaluation of Asian summer precipitation in different configurations of a high-resolution general circulation model in a range of decision-relevant spatial scales

Mark R. Muetzelfeldt et al.

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