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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 29–43, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-29-2020

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 29–43, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-29-2020

Research article 02 Jan 2020

Research article | 02 Jan 2020

Modelling the relationship between liquid water content and cloud droplet number concentration observed in low clouds in the summer Arctic and its radiative effects

Joelle Dionne et al.

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