Simulating dynamic crop growth with an adapted land surface model –JULES-SUCROS: Model development and validation

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Simulating dynamic crop growth with an adapted land surface model –JULES-SUCROS: Model development and validation. / Van den Hoof, Catherine; Hanert, Emmanuel; Vidale, Pier Luigi; Vandenhove, Hildegarde (Peer reviewer).

In: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Vol. 151, No. 2, 02.2011, p. 137-153.

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Van den Hoof, Catherine ; Hanert, Emmanuel ; Vidale, Pier Luigi ; Vandenhove, Hildegarde. / Simulating dynamic crop growth with an adapted land surface model –JULES-SUCROS: Model development and validation. In: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 2011 ; Vol. 151, No. 2. pp. 137-153.

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