Gridded global surface ozone metrics for atmospheric chemistry model evaluation

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Gridded global surface ozone metrics for atmospheric chemistry model evaluation. / Sofen, E. D.; Bowdalo, D.; Evans, M. J.; Apadula, F.; Bonasoni, P.; Cupeiro, M.; Ellul, R.; Galbally, I. E.; Girgzdiene, R.; Luppo, S.; Mimouni, M.; Nahas, A. C.; Saliba, M.; Tø rseth, K.

In: Earth System Science Data Discussions, Vol. 8, No. 2, 01.07.2015, p. 603-647.

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Sofen, ED, Bowdalo, D, Evans, MJ, Apadula, F, Bonasoni, P, Cupeiro, M, Ellul, R, Galbally, IE, Girgzdiene, R, Luppo, S, Mimouni, M, Nahas, AC, Saliba, M & Tø rseth, K 2015, 'Gridded global surface ozone metrics for atmospheric chemistry model evaluation', Earth System Science Data Discussions, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 603-647. https://doi.org/10.5194/essdd-8-603-2015, 2015

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Sofen, E. D., Bowdalo, D., Evans, M. J., Apadula, F., Bonasoni, P., Cupeiro, M., Ellul, R., Galbally, I. E., Girgzdiene, R., Luppo, S., Mimouni, M., Nahas, A. C., Saliba, M., & Tø rseth, K. (2015). Gridded global surface ozone metrics for atmospheric chemistry model evaluation. Earth System Science Data Discussions, 8(2), 603-647. https://doi.org/10.5194/essdd-8-603-2015, 2015

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Sofen ED, Bowdalo D, Evans MJ, Apadula F, Bonasoni P, Cupeiro M et al. Gridded global surface ozone metrics for atmospheric chemistry model evaluation. Earth System Science Data Discussions. 2015 Jul 1;8(2):603-647. https://doi.org/10.5194/essdd-8-603-2015, 2015

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Sofen, E. D. ; Bowdalo, D. ; Evans, M. J. ; Apadula, F. ; Bonasoni, P. ; Cupeiro, M. ; Ellul, R. ; Galbally, I. E. ; Girgzdiene, R. ; Luppo, S. ; Mimouni, M. ; Nahas, A. C. ; Saliba, M. ; Tø rseth, K. / Gridded global surface ozone metrics for atmospheric chemistry model evaluation. In: Earth System Science Data Discussions. 2015 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 603-647.

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