A New Generation of Tropical Cyclone Size Measurements from Space

  title={A New Generation of Tropical Cyclone Size Measurements from Space},
  author={N. Reul and B. Chapron and E. Zabolotskikh and C. Donlon and A. Mouche and J. Tenerelli and F. Collard and J. Pioll{\'e} and A. Fore and S. Yueh and J. Cotton and P. Francis and Y. Quilfen and V. Kudryavtsev},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
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