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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12601–12629, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12601-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12601–12629, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-12601-2016
Research article
11 Oct 2016
Research article | 11 Oct 2016

Vertical profiles of aerosol and black carbon in the Arctic: a seasonal phenomenology along 2 years (2011–2012) of field campaigns

Luca Ferrero et al.

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