NLC particle size of <70 nm determined by ARCLITE and UV spectrograph
Short-period gravity waves (2-3 hours) lead to weaker cloud backscatter and thinner cloud widths
Statistical analysis of cloud heights, cloud widths and intensities provide new constraints on the physics of NLC formation
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