Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1737–1757, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1737-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1737–1757, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1737-2021

Research article 09 Feb 2021

Research article | 09 Feb 2021

Assessing the vertical structure of Arctic aerosols using balloon-borne measurements

Jessie M. Creamean et al.

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