Articles | Volume 35, issue 2
Regular paper
28 Feb 2017
Regular paper |  | 28 Feb 2017

Double-layer structure in polar mesospheric clouds observed from SOFIE/AIM

Haiyang Gao, Gordon G. Shepherd, Yuanhe Tang, Lingbing Bu, and Zhen Wang

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