Articles | Volume 7, issue 5
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-7-1473-2013
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-7-1473-2013
Research article
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24 Sep 2013
Research article |  | 24 Sep 2013

A general treatment of snow microstructure exemplified by an improved relation for thermal conductivity

H. Löwe, F. Riche, and M. Schneebeli

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