We thank Neil Laird and the summer-2007 undergraduate students Benjamin Albright and Jessica Popp at Hobart and William Smith Colleges who performed the initial LEP identification. Comments and suggestions from John Horel, Andy Wood, Court Strong, and two anonymous reviewers greatly aided the research effort and preparation of this paper. We gratefully acknowledge the provision of datasets, software, and/or computer time and services by NCDC, NCEP, NCAR, Unidata, the Center for Ocean–Land–Atmosphere Studies, and the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing. This paper is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant AGS-0938611. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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This is one fewer cool season than the number investigated by Alcott et al. (2012), who extended their climatological dataset to include 2010 during the course of this project.
Because the LEP coverage is incomplete, the hourly SWE observations are only used only for the evaluation of the disaggregation technique. The climatology presented in section 4 is based on disaggregated daily data from KSLC and does not include CLN because of its more limited observing period.
SBDU1 is ~2 km west of CLN. As discussed in section 3, CLN is not used for the climatology because of its limited period of record.