Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12993–13013, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 12993–13013, 2016

Research article 21 Oct 2016

Research article | 21 Oct 2016

The regional impact of urban emissions on climate over central Europe: present and future emission perspectives

Peter Huszár et al.

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