The 10-yr model simulation studied here was part of the AMIP project sponsored by the World Climate Research Programme and the Department of Energy and is being conducted at the Naval Research Laboratory by Dr. Tim Hogan and Dr. Tom Rosmond. The ECMWF analyses were obtained through the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The authors would like to thank Dr. Tom Murphree for valuable contributions during a preceding study and Dr. Patrick Harr for valuable discussions. Support of the sponsor, Office of Naval Research, and the program manager, Naval Research Laboratory, program element 0601153N, is gratefully acknowledged. Computing support was provided by the Department of Defense High-Performance Computing program.
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