1984 Airborne Investigations of Mesoscale Convective Systems (AIMCS)
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Published by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English


  • Convection (Meteorology) -- United States.,
  • Aeronautics in meteorology -- United States.,
  • Mesometeorology -- United States.

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StatementStaff, Weather Research Program.
SeriesNOAA technical memorandum ERL ESG -- 9.
ContributionsWeather Research Program (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 74 p. :
Number of Pages74
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17669940M

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