Articles | Volume 13, issue 23
Research article
12 Dec 2013
Research article |  | 12 Dec 2013

Diagnosing the average spatio-temporal impact of convective systems – Part 1: A methodology for evaluating climate models

M. S. Johnston, S. Eliasson, P. Eriksson, R. M. Forbes, K. Wyser, and M. D. Zelinka

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