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Research article
24 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 24 Jan 2017

Dust opacities inside the dust devil column in the Taklimakan Desert

Zhaopeng Luan, Yongxiang Han, Tianliang Zhao, Feng Liu, Chong Liu, Mark J. Rood, Xinghua Yang, Qing He, and Huichao Lu

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