The authors express their gratitude to the Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHRC) for providing access to the WSI radar composites data. This project was undertaken with the financial support of the government of Canada provided through the Department of the Environment. A special thanks goes to all our group members for their fruitful discussions during the group meetings and especially to Dr. Aldo Bellon for his suggestions in improving the manuscript. We thank Dr. Rit Carbone and two anonymous reviewers for their valuable suggestions in improving the quality of the work.
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