Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Review article
05 Jun 2014
Review article |  | 05 Jun 2014

Impact of cirrus clouds heterogeneities on top-of-atmosphere thermal infrared radiation

T. Fauchez, C. Cornet, F Szczap, P. Dubuisson, and T. Rosambert

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