Articles | Volume 23, issue 14
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-8169-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-23-8169-2023
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21 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 21 Jul 2023

Examining cloud vertical structure and radiative effects from satellite retrievals and evaluation of CMIP6 scenarios

Hao Luo, Johannes Quaas, and Yong Han

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