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Research article
18 Jun 2015
Research article |  | 18 Jun 2015

Parameterization of convective transport in the boundary layer and its impact on the representation of the diurnal cycle of wind and dust emissions

F. Hourdin, M. Gueye, B. Diallo, J.-L. Dufresne, J. Escribano, L. Menut, B. Marticoréna, G. Siour, and F. Guichard

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