Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12105–12121, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12105–12121, 2018

Research article 22 Aug 2018

Research article | 22 Aug 2018

Scale dependence of cirrus heterogeneity effects. Part II: MODIS NIR and SWIR channels

Thomas Fauchez et al.

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