The authors greatly acknowledge Prof. R A. Brown of the University of Washington for his insightful discussions on the PBL model. We are also grateful to Dr. Ichiro Fukumori for his stimulating discussions on the inverse methods. Comments from three anonymous reviewers are very much appreciated. I am indebted to Dr. Don Collins at the PO.DAAC for his encouragement and support. The research described in this paper was carried out in part by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institutes of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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