The authors wish to thank Brad Ferrier (NASA) for his infinitely patient discussions of cloud microphysics and parameterization issues as well as Bill Olson and James Weinman (NASA) for advice concerning all aspects of the problem. This research was funded by the Deutsche Agentur fuer Raumfahrtangelegenheiten (DARA) under Contract AN-50 EE 9501-ZK and the European Space Agency (ESA) under Contracts 11947/96/NL/CN and 9122/97/NL/NB. This research was carried out during a visit at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center that was supported by the TRMM research program.
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