Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4303–4312, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4303–4312, 2021

Data description paper 03 Sep 2021

Data description paper | 03 Sep 2021

Observations of the downwelling far-infrared atmospheric emission at the Zugspitze observatory

Luca Palchetti et al.

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