We thank the reviewers for comments, and John Lindeman and Jun Ma for providing WRF simulations during the development of this model. The research was supported in part by the U.S. Office of Naval Research under Contract N00014-06-C-0362. Funding for DB was also provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant ATM-0448888. Funding for SDE was provided by the Office of Naval Research 6.1 program and by NASA’s Modeling, Analysis and Prediction program, Grant NNG06HM19I.
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