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Title: Precipitation Characteristics in the Community Atmosphere Model and Their Dependence on Model Physics and Resolution

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ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at AlbanyState University of New York Albany NY USA
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USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1560193
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OSTI ID: 1560194
Grant/Contract Number:  
Award DE–SC0012602
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Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems Journal Volume: 11 Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1942-2466
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Chen, Di, and Dai, Aiguo. Precipitation Characteristics in the Community Atmosphere Model and Their Dependence on Model Physics and Resolution. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1029/2018MS001536.
Chen, Di, & Dai, Aiguo. Precipitation Characteristics in the Community Atmosphere Model and Their Dependence on Model Physics and Resolution. United States. doi:10.1029/2018MS001536.
Chen, Di, and Dai, Aiguo. Wed . "Precipitation Characteristics in the Community Atmosphere Model and Their Dependence on Model Physics and Resolution". United States. doi:10.1029/2018MS001536.
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