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Volume 17, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5809–5828, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5809-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5809–5828, 2017
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Research article 11 May 2017

Research article | 11 May 2017

CLARA-A2: the second edition of the CM SAF cloud and radiation data record from 34 years of global AVHRR data

Karl-Göran Karlsson et al.

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