This research was supported by grants from NOAA’s Office of Global Programs under grants from the Climate Prediction Program for the Americas (NA04OAR4310110 and NA04OAR4310035) and Climate Change Data and Detection (NA03OAR4310087). We also greatly acknowledge the assistance of the Mexican meteorological service in helping to provide the valuable daily rainfall data used in this project with special thanks going to Ing. Javier Espinosa and Ing. Alejandro Serratos for the datasets that they provided. Discussions with Bob Maddox were very helpful throughout the course of the NAME field experiment and this research project.
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