We thank James Franklin at the Hurricane Research Division/AOML/NOAA for providing the Omega dropwindsonde data associated with Hurricane Andrew for our model verification. Morris Bender, Russ Elsberry, Bob Houze, and Frank Marks made many constructive comments on an earlier version of the manuscript. This work was supported by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the U.S. Office of Naval Research. The computations were performed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
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