The majority of this work has been supported by grants and a fellowship provided by the Australian Research Council. The first author recognizes the additional support of an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship in 1994, during which time some of the data analysis work was begun. Large-scale 1000-hPa ECMWF divergence analysis charts for the TOGA COARE area were provided courtesy of J. L. Redelsperger (Meteo France).
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