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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
The atmospheric sciences: entering the twenty-first century /
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Commission on
Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Atmospheric physics. 2. Atmospheric chemistry. 3. Atmospheric
physicsResearchUnited States. I. National Research Council
(U.S.). Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate.
QC861.2 .A88 1998
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