The authors are grateful for constructive suggestions from the reviewers. This research has been obtained from the cooperation between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and NASDA in ADEOS-II Research activity and was supported by the Schnitzer Foundation for Research on the Israeli Economy and Society. The authors gratefully acknowledge the NOAA Air Resources Laboratory for the provision of the HYSPLIT transport and dispersion model Web site (http://www.arl.noaa.gov/ready.html) used in this publication. NCEP reanalysis data were provided by the NOAA–CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center in Boulder, Colorado, from their Web site (http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/). The data source for the case study is from The Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS; information online at http://www.class.noaa.gov/).
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