This work was supported by NASA Grant NNX08AR27G to Texas A&M University. We acknowledge the modeling groups, the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI), and the WCRP’s Working Group on Coupled Modeling (WGCM) for their roles in making available the WCRP CMIP3 multi-model dataset. Support of this dataset is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
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