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Volume 7, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3947–3958, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-3947-2014
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Special issue: Observing Atmosphere and Climate with Occultation Techniques...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3947–3958, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-7-3947-2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 26 Nov 2014

Research article | 26 Nov 2014

Characteristics of tropopause parameters as observed with GPS radio occultation

T. Rieckh et al.
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