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This is the first research that shows concrete evidence of gravitational separation in the tropical stratosphere. This implies that gravitational separation occurs within the entire stratosphere, which gives us new insight into atmospheric dynamics.
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ACP | Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1819–1833, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1819-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1819–1833, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-1819-2018

Research article 07 Feb 2018

Research article | 07 Feb 2018

Age and gravitational separation of the stratospheric air over Indonesia

Satoshi Sugawara et al.

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