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Temperature fluctuations in the atmospheric ground layer observed at Zeekolgat and Flathill (South Africa)

H. Siedentopf

Temperature fluctuations in the atmospheric ground layer observed at Zeekolgat and Flathill (South Africa)

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Published by Astronomisches Institut der Universitat Tubingen in Tubingen .
Written in English


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Statementby H. Siedentopf and F. Unz.
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Open LibraryOL14860254M

Exam 2 Review Chapter 5: Global Temperature Patterns Atmospheric Structure – troposphere, stratosphere-, mesosphere, thermosphere Troposphere-• the lowest layer of the atmosphere • Name derived from the Greek word tropos for “turning” or “mixing” because it is the most active zone of the atmosphere, with vigorously moving currents of air. • Contains the vast majority of.


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Temperature fluctuations in the atmospheric ground layer observed at Zeekolgat and Flathill (South Africa) by H. Siedentopf Download PDF EPUB FB2

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