Several discussions with and detailed reviews by P. LeMone (NCAR), T. Horst (NCAR), and D. Stensrud (NOAA/NSSL) were invaluable. Help from J. Pinto (CU-Boulder) on computer code development and figure preparation is greatly appreciated. R. Kelly provided helpful insight on Shirer’s model. All of the radar, sounding, and surface station data were obtained from B. Rilling (NCAR). S. Williams (UCAR) provided the satellite imagery. The software package reorder, written by D. Oye (NCAR) and M. Case (NCAR), was used to interpolate the radar data onto a Cartesian grid. The aircraft analysis package xanadu, developed in NCAR/MMM, was used to obtain aircraft flux measurements. Special gratitude is bestowed upon the NCAR/ATD field support personnel who collected the data during CaPE. The careful review by an anonymous reviewer is appreciated. Research results presented herein were partially supported by NSF under Grants ATM 9221951 and ATM 9422499.
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