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Volume 11, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 907-924, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-907-2018
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 907-924, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-907-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 15 Feb 2018

Research article | 15 Feb 2018

Assessment of surface solar irradiance derived from real-time modelling techniques and verification with ground-based measurements

Panagiotis G. Kosmopoulos et al.
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