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Volume 8, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 507–528, 2017
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Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 507–528, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 05 Jul 2017

Research article | 05 Jul 2017

Quantifying the added value of convection-permitting climate simulations in complex terrain: a systematic evaluation of WRF over the Himalayas

Ramchandra Karki et al.
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