Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 3849–3864, 2013

Special issue: Chemistry, microphysics and dynamics of the polar stratosphere:...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 3849–3864, 2013
Research article
12 Apr 2013
Research article | 12 Apr 2013

Simultaneous occurrence of polar stratospheric clouds and upper-tropospheric clouds caused by blocking anticyclones in the Southern Hemisphere

M. Kohma and K. Sato

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