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Research article
16 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 16 Oct 2020

Large-scale ion generation for precipitation of atmospheric aerosols

Shaoxiang Ma, He Cheng, Jiacheng Li, Maoyuan Xu, Dawei Liu, and Kostya Ostrikov

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Subject: Aerosols | Research Activity: Field Measurements | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
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