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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-2135-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-2135-2022
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15 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 15 Feb 2022

A climatology of open and closed mesoscale cellular convection over the Southern Ocean derived from Himawari-8 observations

Francisco Lang, Luis Ackermann, Yi Huang, Son C. H. Truong, Steven T. Siems, and Michael J. Manton

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