Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1547–1560, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1547–1560, 2021
Data description paper
15 Apr 2021
Data description paper | 15 Apr 2021

ADHI: the African Database of Hydrometric Indices (1950–2018)

Yves Tramblay et al.

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