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Volume 15, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7605–7617, 2015
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Special issue: The Boundary-Layer Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence (BLLAST)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7605–7617, 2015
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 14 Jul 2015

Research article | 14 Jul 2015

A comprehensive investigation on afternoon transition of the atmospheric boundary layer over a tropical rural site

A. Sandeep et al.

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The afternoon-evening transition (AET) in the atmospheric boundary layer has been studied in an...