Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Research article
22 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 22 Feb 2024

Global evaluation of fast radiative transfer model coefficients for early meteorological satellite sensors

Bruna Barbosa Silveira, Emma Catherine Turner, and Jérôme Vidot

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