Objective Classification of Rainfall in Northern Europe for Online Operation of Urban Water Systems Based on Clustering Techniques

  title={Objective Classification of Rainfall in Northern Europe for Online Operation of Urban Water Systems Based on Clustering Techniques},
  author={Roland L{\"o}we and Henrik Madsen and Patrick E. McSharry},
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