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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3281–3296, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3281-2021

Special issue: Elucidating the role of clouds–circulation coupling in climate:...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3281–3296, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-3281-2021

Data description paper 12 Jul 2021

Data description paper | 12 Jul 2021

Observations from the NOAA P-3 aircraft during ATOMIC

Robert Pincus et al.

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