Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3043–3059, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3043-2020

Special issue: TROPOMI on Sentinel-5 Precursor: first year in operation (AMT/ACP...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 3043–3059, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-3043-2020

Research article 10 Jun 2020

Research article | 10 Jun 2020

A first comparison of TROPOMI aerosol layer height (ALH) to CALIOP data

Swadhin Nanda et al.

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