Articles | Volume 5, issue 8
Research article
07 Aug 2012
Research article |  | 07 Aug 2012

Cloud retrievals from satellite data using optimal estimation: evaluation and application to ATSR

C. A. Poulsen, R. Siddans, G. E. Thomas, A. M. Sayer, R. G. Grainger, E. Campmany, S. M. Dean, C. Arnold, and P. D. Watts

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