We acknowledge the World Climate Research Programme Working Group on Coupled Modelling, which is responsible for CMIP, and we thank the climate modeling groups (listed in Table 1 of this paper) for producing and making available their model output. For CMIP the U.S. Department of Energy 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. This research was funded in part by the Climate Program Office at NOAA Model Analysis and Prediction Program (MAPP) Award NA11OAR4310109. SR acknowledges the support of the DOE through the LANL LDRD program. MB acknowledges NSF Award AGS-0946849.
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