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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17577–17605, 2021

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17577–17605, 2021
Research article
03 Dec 2021
Research article | 03 Dec 2021

Intercomparison of middle atmospheric meteorological analyses for the Northern Hemisphere winter 2009–2010

John P. McCormack et al.

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