Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3503–3553, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3503–3553, 2020

Research article 25 Mar 2020

Research article | 25 Mar 2020

Statistical analysis of ice microphysical properties in tropical mesoscale convective systems derived from cloud radar and in situ microphysical observations

Emmanuel Fontaine et al.

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