The footprint of atmospheric turbulence in power grid frequency measurements

  title={The footprint of atmospheric turbulence in power grid frequency measurements},
  author={Hauke Haehne and Jannik Schottler and M. Waechter and Joachim Peinke and Oliver Kamps},
  journal={Europhysics Letters},
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