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Volume 11, issue 7
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2763–2788, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 2763–2788, 2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Model description paper 11 Jul 2018

Model description paper | 11 Jul 2018

SMRT: an active–passive microwave radiative transfer model for snow with multiple microstructure and scattering formulations (v1.0)

Ghislain Picard et al.
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The Snow Microwave Radiative Transfer (SMRT) is a novel model developed to calculate how...