In the first place and above all, we express our profound respect to the genius and far-reaching view of deceased Emeritus Scientist Professor André Robert: without his talent and his final dedication to so many graduate students at UQAM, the MC2 would not have been born. We also place a great importance on our relationship with the research team at UQAM under the leadership of Prof. René Laprise, who shares with us the benefits of their more basic modeling research. We also thank the Cooperative Centre for Research in Mesometeorology (CCRM, I. Zawadzki, president) at McGill University for the confidence put in us with the mandate of the MC2 development.
Within RPN and AES, we benefit strongly from the commitment of several people, particularly M. Béland, former head of Meteorological Research Branch, for his constantly positive management promotion; M. Valin, head of RPN programming section, for his unfailing advice on skillful coding strategies; and B. Bilodeau, research meteorologist, for his excellent support and frequent updates of the RPN physical processes code library.
We are also grateful to J. Abraham of the Maritime Weather Centre for initially suggesting and motivating us for the study on the suete winds. We also congratulate the MC2 user community for the wide spectrum of its model applications.
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