Articles | Volume 11, issue 23
Research article
13 Dec 2011
Research article |  | 13 Dec 2011

A Lagrangian view of convective sources for transport of air across the Tropical Tropopause Layer: distribution, times and the radiative influence of clouds

A. Tzella and B. Legras

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Subject: Dynamics | Research Activity: Atmospheric Modelling | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
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