Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Research article
10 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 10 Feb 2021

Assimilation of lidar planetary boundary layer height observations

Andrew Tangborn, Belay Demoz, Brian J. Carroll, Joseph Santanello, and Jeffrey L. Anderson

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