Thanks to Marat Kharioutdinov for making available the SAM model to the scientific community and to Yefim Kogan for ongoing advice and collaborations. Dave Covert supplied the CCN data. Thanks to Qiang Fu for the use of his radiation code. Thanks to Rob Wood for the NCEP analysis data. Special thanks go to Chris Fairall, Dan Wolfe, Sergio Pezoa, Matthew Miller, and Justin Crouch for running and monitoring C-band radar operations during the VOCALS cruises and to Christina Aldereguia, Angel Adames, Monica Laureno, and Casey Burleyson for radar data processing and analysis. Beth Tully refined some of the figures. Some of the computing for this project was performed at the OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OSCER) at the University of Oklahoma. We appreciate the thoughtful comments from three anonymous reviewers. This investigation was supported by the University of Kansas General Research Fund allocation 230211 and New Faculty Startup funds, and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program Office (CPO) Climate Prediction Program for the Americas (CPPA) Grants GC09-252b, GC09-507, and NA10OAR4310160.
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