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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10027–10050, 2019
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Special issue: The SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) (ACP/ESSD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 10027–10050, 2019
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Research article 09 Aug 2019

Research article | 09 Aug 2019

Comparison of equatorial wave activity in the tropical tropopause layer and stratosphere represented in reanalyses

Young-Ha Kim et al.

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Reanalyses are widely used products of meteorological variables, generated using observational...