We thank Ed Jessup for allowing us to use his land for establishing the Lake Thunderbird Micronet and for helping us on many occasions. Without his generosity, this research would not have been possible. Seed funding for the micronet was provided by an award from the University of Oklahoma Research/Creative Activity Program (principal investigators Alan Shapiro, Bruce Hoagland, and Frank Gallagher), with matching funds from the School of Meteorology. The meteorological tower was obtained through the Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program. The research was also supported through the NSF career award ILREUM of the second author (NSF ATM 0547882). This grant provided an undergraduate research fellowship for the first author. Data from the Norman mesonet site were provided by the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, which also continues to support the micronet through instrument donations. We are also grateful to Evgeni Fedorovich (University of Oklahoma, School of Meteorology), Sherman Frederikson (National Severe Storms Laboratory), Joe Grego (University of Oklahoma FEPP manager), Susan Hendon (Lake Thunderbird State Park), and numerous undergraduate and graduate students who have assisted with the Lake Thunderbird Micronet project since its start in 2002.
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