Design of and initial results from a Highly Instrumented Reactor for Atmospheric Chemistry (HIRAC)

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Design of and initial results from a Highly Instrumented Reactor for Atmospheric Chemistry (HIRAC). / Glowacki, DR; Goddard, A; Hemavibool, K; Malkin, TL; Commane, R; Anderson, F; Bloss, William; Heard, DE; Ingham, T; Pilling, MJ; Seakins, PW.

In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 7, No. 20, 01.01.2007, p. 5371-5390.

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Glowacki, DR, Goddard, A, Hemavibool, K, Malkin, TL, Commane, R, Anderson, F, Bloss, W, Heard, DE, Ingham, T, Pilling, MJ & Seakins, PW 2007, 'Design of and initial results from a Highly Instrumented Reactor for Atmospheric Chemistry (HIRAC)', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 7, no. 20, pp. 5371-5390.

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Glowacki, DR., Goddard, A., Hemavibool, K., Malkin, TL., Commane, R., Anderson, F., Bloss, W., Heard, DE., Ingham, T., Pilling, MJ., & Seakins, PW. (2007). Design of and initial results from a Highly Instrumented Reactor for Atmospheric Chemistry (HIRAC). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7(20), 5371-5390.

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Glowacki DR, Goddard A, Hemavibool K, Malkin TL, Commane R, Anderson F et al. Design of and initial results from a Highly Instrumented Reactor for Atmospheric Chemistry (HIRAC). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2007 Jan 1;7(20):5371-5390.

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Glowacki, DR ; Goddard, A ; Hemavibool, K ; Malkin, TL ; Commane, R ; Anderson, F ; Bloss, William ; Heard, DE ; Ingham, T ; Pilling, MJ ; Seakins, PW. / Design of and initial results from a Highly Instrumented Reactor for Atmospheric Chemistry (HIRAC). In: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2007 ; Vol. 7, No. 20. pp. 5371-5390.

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