Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4349–4383, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4349–4383, 2021

Data description paper 07 Sep 2021

Data description paper | 07 Sep 2021

ERA5-Land: a state-of-the-art global reanalysis dataset for land applications

Joaquín Muñoz-Sabater et al.

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