We gratefully acknowledge the Atmospheric Studies in Complex Terrain Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy for supporting this work. A portion was also supported under National Science Foundation Grant ATM-9713073. In addition, we note numerous enlightening discussions regarding this work with Drs. J. T. Lee, Sumner Barr, Bill Porch, Keeley Costigan, and Jon Reisner of Los Alamos National Laboratory; Professors Dick Johnson and Jorge Ramirez and Drs. Mel Nicholls and Bob Walko of Colorado State University; Drs. Mike Weissbluth and Craig Tremback of ASTeR Inc.; Dr. Mike Meyers of the National Weather Service, Grand Junction; Drs. Doug Wesley, Terry Clark, and Piotr Smolarkiewicz of the National Center for Atmospheric Research; Drs. Dave Whiteman and Chris Doran of Pacific Northwest Laboratory; Dr. Jerry Schmidt of the Naval Research Laboratory; Dr. John Snook of the NOAA Forecast Systems Laboratory; Dr. Marty Ralph of the NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory; Dr. Dick McNider of the University of Alabama; and Dr. Ray Arritt of the University of Iowa.
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