Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2979–3000, 2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2979–3000, 2019

Research article 03 Jun 2019

Research article | 03 Jun 2019

Use of polarimetric radar measurements to constrain simulated convective cell evolution: a pilot study with Lagrangian tracking

Ann M. Fridlind et al.

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