This study would not have been possible without the careful planning and flying of the University of Wyoming King Air operations group. As mission scientist, LA is particularly thankful for their willingness and ability to carry out these turbulent flights close to the eastern sierra slope. We thank Stephen Mobbs and Ralph Burton and their team from the Institute for Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds, for the automatic weather station data funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), United Kingdom. Access to the ECMWF data was provided through the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Austria. Georg Mayr’s participation in T-REX was funded by Austrian Science Foundation Grant P18940-N10. Writing of the manuscript was supported by the Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl of the University of Innsbruck. Larry Armi’s participation was partly funded by The University of California and by Lucky Larry’s Auto Repair. We thank the reviewers and editor for their careful review of the manuscript.
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