We would like to thank The University of Arizona’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences, FAPESP, and NSF for partially supporting this study. In particular, the second author (NOR) would like to thank NSF for supporting this research under Grant ATM-9612674. Moreover, the first author (EPS) would like to thank CAPES-BRASÍLIA and the Universidade Federal da Paraíba for supporting his visit to The University of Arizona. Finally, we would like to thank Ms. Margaret S. Rae for reading the manuscript and making many useful suggestions, and Brian Auvine for drafting the figures.
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