This study benefitted from the availability of data from a variety of remote sensors operated in the vicinity of Colorado’s Front Range. The efforts of many people in maintaining these instruments and making the data available are recognized, especially Dr. Richard Strauch and Bob Weber for their assistance with the 50-MHz profiler and RASS data. The NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory is gratefully acknowledged for supporting the real-time data display and review system that allowed identification and measurement from visible satellite data of the many trapped lee wave cloud events used in this study. The 1996 event in Oregon was pointed out by Louisa Nance. Comments from John Brown, Tom Schlatter, and Louisa Nance helped refine the text, as did reviews by Andrew Crook, Ross Mitchell, and an anonymous reviewer. Expert drafting and preparation of figures by Jim Adams is greatly appreciated, as is the preparation of tables by Karen Martin.
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