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Research article
26 Jun 2012
Research article |  | 26 Jun 2012

Long-term validation of tropospheric column-averaged CH4 mole fractions obtained by mid-infrared ground-based FTIR spectrometry

E. Sepúlveda, M. Schneider, F. Hase, O. E. García, A. Gomez-Pelaez, S. Dohe, T. Blumenstock, and J. C. Guerra

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