The author thanks Frank H. Ruggiero and Donald W. Hillger for reviewing a draft of the manuscript and the anonymous reviewers for helpful suggestions toward revisions. Thanks go also to Anthony S. Lisa and John D. Pickle of Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER), Michael K. Griffin of AFRL/GPOR for assistance with GOES data aquisition, and Marjorie Paulsen for assistance with figure preparation. The interactive cloud–clear discrimination program was written by Daniel C. Peduzzi and Gary B. Gustatson of AER.
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