Articles | Volume 9, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3619–3639, 2016

Special issue: Atmospheric remote sensing using limb observations

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3619–3639, 2016
Research article
09 Aug 2016
Research article | 09 Aug 2016

A multi-wavelength classification method for polar stratospheric cloud types using infrared limb spectra

Reinhold Spang et al.

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