Airborne lidar measurements of El Chichon stratospheric aerosols
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Airborne lidar measurements of El Chichon stratospheric aerosols January 1983 to February 1983

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Aerosols.,
  • Optical radar.,
  • Aerosols.,
  • Optical radar.,
  • Spatial distribution.,
  • Stratosphere.,
  • Volcanoes.

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StatementM. Patrick McCormick, M. T. Osborn.
SeriesNASA reference publication -- 1148.
ContributionsOsborn, M. T., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
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Pagination1 v.
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