Articles | Volume 14, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 10785–10801, 2014

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 10785–10801, 2014

Research article 14 Oct 2014

Research article | 14 Oct 2014

Microphysical properties of synoptic-scale polar stratospheric clouds: in situ measurements of unexpectedly large HNO3-containing particles in the Arctic vortex

S. Molleker et al.

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