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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12179–12191, 2015

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12179–12191, 2015
Research article
03 Nov 2015
Research article | 03 Nov 2015

CALIOP near-real-time backscatter products compared to EARLINET data

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