Our thanks go to many people who helped in the preparation of this manuscript. Frank Marks and Paul Willis of HRD provided many helpful comments and suggestions to improve the work, as did Chris Landsea and Shirley Murillo, also of HRD. Scott Braun of NASA GSFC provided helpful suggestions and stimulating discussions about the use of microphysical parameterization schemes in hurricane environments. Our thanks also go to Nancy Griffin of HRD who provided radar images to us and to Joe Tenerelli, formerly of RSMAS/University of Miami, who was very helpful in providing assistance with the simulations. We also thank three anonymous reviewers whose careful and thoughtful suggestions significantly improved this manuscript. This work was partially supported by NOAA base funds and by a grant from NASA, Grant S-44774-X, as a part of the CAMEX-IV field program. This research was carried out (in part) under the auspices of the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS), a joint institute of the University of Miami and NOAA, Cooperative Agreement NA67RJ0149.
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