Articles | Volume 9, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5461–5485, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-5461-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5461–5485, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-5461-2016

Research article 14 Nov 2016

Research article | 14 Nov 2016

Simulation of submillimetre atmospheric spectra for characterising potential ground-based remote sensing observations

Emma C. Turner et al.

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