Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 845–863, 2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 845–863, 2019

Review article 14 Jun 2019

Review article | 14 Jun 2019

The TRIple-frequency and Polarimetric radar Experiment for improving process observations of winter precipitation

José Dias Neto et al.

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