We would like to thank Jack Katzfey and John McGregor for useful conversations and the use of DARLAM model output. We thank Frank Woodcock, Noel Davidson, and Bill Frank for discussions on some of the material in this paper. We particularly thank Barrie Pittock and John McBride, as well as two anonymous reviewers, for their detailed comments. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the governments of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, and Queensland, and of CSIRO. We thank ECMWF for supplying the global analyses used here.
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