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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3793–3816, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3793-2016

Special issue: Twenty-five years of operations of the Network for the Detection...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3793–3816, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3793-2016

Research article 18 Aug 2016

Research article | 18 Aug 2016

On instrumental errors and related correction strategies of ozonesondes: possible effect on calculated ozone trends for the nearby sites Uccle and De Bilt

Roeland Van Malderen et al.

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