Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1019–1030, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1019–1030, 2018

Research article 22 Feb 2018

Research article | 22 Feb 2018

Global spectroscopic survey of cloud thermodynamic phase at high spatial resolution, 2005–2015

David R. Thompson et al.

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