The authors would like to thank Chin-Hoh Moeng (NCAR) and Ned Patton (NCAR) for their comments on the first draft of this manuscript. They also wish to thank Peter Sullivan (NCAR) and George Bryan (NCAR) for their helpful and constructive suggestions. Partial support for Antonelli from the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division (NCAR) visitor program is gratefully acknowledged.
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