Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7509–7528, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7509-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7509–7528, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7509-2017

Research article 21 Jun 2017

Research article | 21 Jun 2017

Methane emissions from dairies in the Los Angeles Basin

Camille Viatte et al.

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