Articles | Volume 14, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9917–9922, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-9917-2014
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9917–9922, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-9917-2014
Technical note
19 Sep 2014
Technical note | 19 Sep 2014

Technical Note: The horizontal scale dependence of the cloud overlap parameter α

I. Astin and L. Di Girolamo

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