This research is sponsored by the National Key Project for Basic Research (973 Project) under Grant 2009CB421500; National Natural Science Foundation of China through Grants 41130964, 41105034, and 41275059; the National Special Funding Project for Meteorology (GYHY-201006004); the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities; and the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions. Valuable feedback from Drs. Juan Fang and Yi Zhang during the early stages of this work is appreciated. The authors would also like to thank Dr. Chun-Chieh Wu and two anonymous reviewers for their careful reading, critical comments, and helpful suggestions.
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