This work was supported by NSF Grant EAR-9725698 and NASA Headquarters under the Earth System Science Fellowship Grant No. NGT5-30405. Technical assistance with SHAW was graciously provided by Gerald Flerchinger. Thanks also are given to Bill Kustas for providing data and to those involved with the Monsoon '90 project. Climate data and guidance on soil moisture spinups were provided by Guido Salvucci. Last, we are grateful for the comments of two anonymous reviewers who provided constructive comments on this paper.
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