Funding of this research largely was provided by the Australian Sustainable Development Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. Funding was also provided by NOAA/Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research under NOAA–University of Oklahoma Cooperative Agreement NA08OAR4320904, U.S. Department of Commerce. Computer resources were provided by the Oklahoma Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OSCER) hosted at the University of Oklahoma. The authors also thank Dr. Michael Richman for valuable insights at an earlier stage of the manuscript. The authors would also thank Dr. Vimont and three anonymous reviewers for their critical comments, which helped improve the quality of the manuscript.
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