Articles | Volume 17, issue 13
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8473-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8473-2017
Research article
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12 Jul 2017
Research article |  | 12 Jul 2017

In situ chemical composition measurement of individual cloud residue particles at a mountain site, southern China

Qinhao Lin, Guohua Zhang, Long Peng, Xinhui Bi, Xinming Wang, Fred J. Brechtel, Mei Li, Duohong Chen, Ping'an Peng, Guoying Sheng, and Zhen Zhou

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