Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
Research article
14 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 14 Jul 2015

Climate-forced air-quality modeling at the urban scale: sensitivity to model resolution, emissions and meteorology

K. Markakis, M. Valari, O. Perrussel, O. Sanchez, and C. Honore

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