One of the researchers was partially funded by the Office of Naval Research Grant N00014-00-1-0288. The assistance provided by Terry Skinner of the Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia, is also gratefully received. Peter Lamb, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, provided valuable comments on the manuscript.
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