Two people in particular provided invaluable assistance in the simulations presented here. Peter Olsson’s simulation of the PRE-STORM MCS served as a starting point for the simulation presented here. Takemong Wong provided guidance on the configuration of the model for the EMEX9 MCS simulation along with the dataset used to initialize the simulation. Michael Weissbluth and Greg Thompson assisted with other aspects of the simulations. The NCAR data support staff provided assistance in obtaining other datasets used to initialize the simulations. Hongli Jiang, Scot Rafkin, Bjorn Stevens, and GDA’s graduate committee provided helpful comments on this manuscript. Thanks go to Dr. David Randall for allowing the CSU GCM convective parameterization code to be used in this study. Don Dazlich of the Randall research group is also thanked for his help in getting us up to speed on the nuances of this code. The contents of this paper are from a thesis submitted by the first author, GDA, to the Academic Faculty of Colorado State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Thanks go to committee members Professors David A. Randall, Wayne H. Schubert, Roger A. Pielke, and Chiaoyao She.
This work was funded by the Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Program under Grants DE-FG03-94ER61749 and DE-FG03-95ER61958.
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