Articles | Volume 7, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3633–3651, 2014
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3633–3651, 2014

Research article 06 Nov 2014

Research article | 06 Nov 2014

MIPAS temperature from the stratosphere to the lower thermosphere: Comparison of vM21 with ACE-FTS, MLS, OSIRIS, SABER, SOFIE and lidar measurements

M. García-Comas et al.

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