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Research article
11 Dec 2014
Research article |  | 11 Dec 2014

Tropical deep convective life cycle: Cb-anvil cloud microphysics from high-altitude aircraft observations

W. Frey, S. Borrmann, F. Fierli, R. Weigel, V. Mitev, R. Matthey, F. Ravegnani, N. M. Sitnikov, A. Ulanovsky, and F. Cairo

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