Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2675–2688, 2016

Special issue: The Boundary-Layer Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence (BLLAST)...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2675–2688, 2016

Research article 24 Jun 2016

Research article | 24 Jun 2016

Exploring the potential of the RPA system SUMO for multipurpose boundary-layer missions during the BLLAST campaign

Joachim Reuder et al.

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