The authors thank George Bryan of NCAR for providing the numerical model used to run these simulations, as well as for some helpful suggestions regarding this work. Computing resources to run the simulations were provided by Renaissance Computing Institute in Chapel Hill, NC. We would also like to thank William Gallus for comments on a conference presenation about this research, and Stan Trier, Russ Schumacher, and Alexandre Fierro for their insightful reviews that greatly improved the original manuscript. Finally we thank the members of the Convective Storms Group at North Carolina State for helpful comments and assistance throughout the course of this project. This research was supported by NSF Grant ATM-0552154.
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