We wish to thank A. Henderson-Sellers, T. H. Chen, A. J. Pitman, and other members of the group at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, who are organizing the Project for Intercomparison of Land-surface Parameterization Schemes (PILPS). We acknowledge The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) for providing the Cabauw observational data. We are very grateful to A. C. M. Beljaars who gave valuable input to this work. We would like to extend our gratitude to R. D. Koster, X. Liang, D. L. Verseghy, and P. Viterbo for many helpful discussions. This work was supported by the European Economic Community under Contract EV5V-CT92-0125.
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