Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Research article
30 Mar 2015
Research article |  | 30 Mar 2015

Long-term particulate matter modeling for health effect studies in California – Part 1: Model performance on temporal and spatial variations

J. Hu, H. Zhang, Q. Ying, S.-H. Chen, F. Vandenberghe, and M. J. Kleeman

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