This work was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Environment Canada and a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory postdoc fellowship. Computing resources were provided by Environment Canada. We are grateful to Michael Sigmond for making his data for the BC simulation available, Slava Kharin for providing technical assistance in the setup of the bias correction, and Haibo Liu for aid in downloading/storage of CMIP5 data. We also thank John Fyfe, Charles McLandress, Richard Seager, and Bel-Helen Burgess for helpful comments/discussion and Walt Robinson, Dennis Hartmann, Ed Gerber, and an anonymous reviewer for helpful reviews.
We acknowledge the World Climate Research Programme's Working Group on Coupled Modelling, which is responsible for CMIP, and we thank the climate modeling groups for producing and making available their model output. For CMIP the U.S. Department of Energy's Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison provides coordinating support and led development of software infrastructure in partnership with the Global Organization for Earth System Science Portals.
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