This work was supported by the European Commission Fifth Framework Program’s Project EVK2-CT2002-80010-CESSAR, by NCAR’s Clouds in Climate and Geophysical Turbulence Programs, by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Climate Change Prediction Program (CCPP), by Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Directed Research and Development Project “Resolving the Aerosol Climate Water Puzzle (20050014DR),” and by NOAA Grant NA05OAR4310107. The computations were performed at the Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Warsaw University and at NCAR. Comments on earlier versions of this manuscript by Jean-Louis Brenguier, Steve Krueger, and Raymond Shaw are gratefully acknowledged. We thank Jean-Louis Brenguier and Fred Burnet for providing us the aircraft data used in Fig. 17. NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
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