The authors would like to thank the FIFE principal investigators and their staff for providing observational data that will be useful for many years to come. Furthermore, Drs. Alan Bett’s and John Ball’s considerable time in developing the FIFE site average dataset is greatly appreciated, and it will be useful in further studies. Dr. Joel Noihlan provided helpful e-mail discussions on the implementation of theBraud et al. (1993) FRM coefficients. The suggestions and comments provided by the reviewers were very useful in the final draft of this manuscript. Dr. Jiun-Dar Chern’s useful discussions were invaluable to this study. We are also grateful to Mrs. Catherine Frayne for providing assistance in the preparation of the manuscript and Mr. Jim Gardner for editing the text.
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