Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 5557–5567, 2011
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 5557–5567, 2011

Research article 16 Jun 2011

Research article | 16 Jun 2011

An analysis of cloud overlap at a midlatitude atmospheric observation facility

L. Oreopoulos and P. M. Norris

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Subject: Clouds and Precipitation | Research Activity: Field Measurements | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
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