The participation of R. Jaildo dos Anjos, J. Barbosa de Brito, P. Meira, D. Nechet, G. Ontaneda, and V. Corradi was greatly appreciated. The workshop participants enjoyed the hospitality provided by the Universidade Federal de Alagoas during the workshop. The authors thank Xuebin Zhang from the Meteorological Service of Canada, William van Wijngaarden from York University, and two anonymous reviewers for their helpful suggestions and comments. Support for the workshop was provided by the U.S. Department of State and the Inter American Institute for Global Change Research.
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