Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 381–392, 2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 381–392, 2022
Data description paper
01 Feb 2022
Data description paper | 01 Feb 2022

Into the Noddyverse: a massive data store of 3D geological models for machine learning and inversion applications

Mark Jessell et al.

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