Atmosphere and Earth's rotation

@article{Volland1996AtmosphereAE,
  title={Atmosphere and Earth's rotation},
  author={H. E. Volland},
  journal={Surveys in Geophysics},
  year={1996},
  volume={17},
  pages={101-144}
}
  • H. Volland
  • Published 1996
  • Physics
  • Surveys in Geophysics
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