Articles | Volume 14, issue 13
Research article
04 Jul 2014
Research article |  | 04 Jul 2014

Influence of heterogeneous freezing on the microphysical and radiative properties of orographic cirrus clouds

H. Joos, P. Spichtinger, P. Reutter, and F. Fusina

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