Articles | Volume 10, issue 20
20 Oct 2010
 | 20 Oct 2010

Do vibrationally excited OH molecules affect middle and upper atmospheric chemistry?

T. von Clarmann, F. Hase, B. Funke, M. López-Puertas, J. Orphal, M. Sinnhuber, G. P. Stiller, and H. Winkler

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