Articles | Volume 19, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12083–12090, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12083–12090, 2019
Research article
30 Sep 2019
Research article | 30 Sep 2019

Diurnal cycle of short-term fluctuations of integrated water vapour above Switzerland

Klemens Hocke et al.

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