We thank Yochanan Kushnir for his advice and encouragement throughout this project, and Kerry Emanuel for providing the single-column model and for his prompt response to our many questions. We also thank Richard Seager, Mike Wallace, Chris Bretherton, Clara Deser, R. Saravanan, David Battisti, and Michela Biasutti for helpful conversations. JCHC is supported through the NOAA Postdoctoral Program in Climate and Global Change, administered by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research; and by the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean/Climate Impact Group (JISAO/CIG) under NOAA Cooperative Agreement NAI17RJ1232. AHS is supported through NSF Grant ATM-0096195, NASA grant NAG5-10607, and a Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
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