Chemical reactions in the lower and upper atmosphere
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Chemical reactions in the lower and upper atmosphere proceedings of an international symposium arranged by Stanford Research Institute, San Francisco, California, April 18-20, 1961. by Stanford Research Institute.

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Published by Interscience Publishers in New York .
Written in English


  • Atmospheric chemistry -- Congresses.

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LC ClassificationsQD71 .S784 1961
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 390 p.
Number of Pages390
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Open LibraryOL5829214M
LC Control Number61017892

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