Articles | Volume 19, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14057–14070, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-14057-2019

Special issue: Greenhouse gAs Uk and Global Emissions (GAUGE) project (ACP/AMT...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14057–14070, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-14057-2019

Research article 22 Nov 2019

Research article | 22 Nov 2019

Atmospheric radiocarbon measurements to quantify CO2 emissions in the UK from 2014 to 2015

Angelina Wenger et al.

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