A portion of the data used in this study was made available by the invaluable contributions of many scientists during the PRE-STORM field program. In particular, I would like to thank Mr. John Cunning (NOAA/FSL), PRE-STORM Project Director. I would also like to thank Dr. Stanley Benjamin and Ms. Tracy Lorraine Smith (NOAA/FSL) for providing the MAPS mesoscale analysis products and software. Mr. John Augustine (NOAA/ARL) graciously provided the results of his compositing study of MCCs. Dr. Rolf Hertenstein (CSU) provided the original code for the heating functions used in this study. This research was supported in part under National Science Foundation Grant ATM-9118963.
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