Articles | Volume 18, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12845–12857, 2018

Special issue: The Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy) (ACP/GMD inter-journal...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 12845–12857, 2018

Research article 06 Sep 2018

Research article | 06 Sep 2018

Stratospheric aerosol radiative forcing simulated by the chemistry climate model EMAC using Aerosol CCI satellite data

Christoph Brühl et al.

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