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Research article
24 Apr 2015
Research article |  | 24 Apr 2015

Study of a prototypical convective boundary layer observed during BLLAST: contributions by large-scale forcings

H. P. Pietersen, J. Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, P. Augustin, A. van de Boer, O. de Coster, H. Delbarre, P. Durand, M. Fourmentin, B. Gioli, O. Hartogensis, F. Lohou, M. Lothon, H. G. Ouwersloot, D. Pino, and J. Reuder

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