Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 19–26, 2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 19–26, 2018

  09 Jan 2018

09 Jan 2018

Rainfall simulation experiments in the southwestern USA using the Walnut Gulch Rainfall Simulator

Viktor Polyakov et al.

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