Articles | Volume 17, issue 22
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13559-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-13559-2017
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15 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 15 Nov 2017

Aerosol trends as a potential driver of regional climate in the central United States: evidence from observations

Daniel H. Cusworth, Loretta J. Mickley, Eric M. Leibensperger, and Michael J. Iacono

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