This study has benefited from discussions with members of the NCAR Oceanography Section and with Dr. B. Boville. I wish to thank Dr. F. Bryan for providing me with results from the ocean model simulations. I wish to thank Dr. W. Collins for discussions concerning the observational estimates of the warm pool energy budget. I thank J. Dunn for producing the figures for this study. This study was supported in part by the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurements Program Grant DE-FG05-93ER61376.
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