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The morphology of Saturn's aurorae observed during the Cassini Grand Finale

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The morphology of Saturn's aurorae observed during the Cassini Grand Finale. / Bader, Alexander; Cowley, S.W.H.; Badman, Sarah; Ray, Licia C; Kinrade, Joe; Palmaerts, B.; Pryor, W. R.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 47, No. 2, e2019GL085800, 28.01.2020.

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Bader, A, Cowley, SWH, Badman, S, Ray, LC, Kinrade, J, Palmaerts, B & Pryor, WR 2020, 'The morphology of Saturn's aurorae observed during the Cassini Grand Finale', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 47, no. 2, e2019GL085800. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL085800

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Bader, A., Cowley, S. W. H., Badman, S., Ray, L. C., Kinrade, J., Palmaerts, B., & Pryor, W. R. (2020). The morphology of Saturn's aurorae observed during the Cassini Grand Finale. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(2), [e2019GL085800]. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL085800

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Bader A, Cowley SWH, Badman S, Ray LC, Kinrade J, Palmaerts B et al. The morphology of Saturn's aurorae observed during the Cassini Grand Finale. Geophysical Research Letters. 2020 Jan 28;47(2). e2019GL085800. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL085800

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Bader, Alexander ; Cowley, S.W.H. ; Badman, Sarah ; Ray, Licia C ; Kinrade, Joe ; Palmaerts, B. ; Pryor, W. R. / The morphology of Saturn's aurorae observed during the Cassini Grand Finale. In: Geophysical Research Letters. 2020 ; Vol. 47, No. 2.

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