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AMT | Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2363–2379, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2363-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2363–2379, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2363-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 14 May 2020

Research article | 14 May 2020

Mind the gap – Part 1: Accurately locating warm marine boundary layer clouds and precipitation using spaceborne radars

Katia Lamer et al.

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