The authors thank Dr. George Kiladis and his research group for providing them with the OLR data required to perform the analyses presented in this paper. The authors also thank Ms. Helen Henry for typing the manuscript and the anonymous reviewers for their suggestions, which were extremely helpful in revising the manuscript. The research was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant ATM-9200534 issued to Dr. Dayton Vincent at Purdue University. Much of the liaison and assistance in administering the Grant came from the NOAA TOGA COARE Projects Office and from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. In Cologne, the project was supported by the Minister of Research of the Federal Republic of Germany within the Climate Research Program under Grant 07 VKV 01/1 No. 26. In addition, Mr. Jon Schrage received support from a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The authors are sincerely grateful for the support of all these organizations.
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