This research was funded by the federal Panel on Energy Research and Development and the Atmospheric Environment Service. The authors would like to thank Jim Abraham (MWC, Bedford, Nova Scotia) for his support and his confidence. The first author would like to thank Bridget Thomas (MWC) and Alan MacAfee (MWC) for his welcome computer support. Without the support and the help of Ralph Bigio (METOC, Halifax) the detailed SST would not exist. Many thanks to the MC2 community support team (Michel Desgagné and Pierre Pellerin, RPN, Dorval) and Yves Chartier (RPN) for their help and their patience. Finally, a big thank you to Jocelyn Mailhot (RPN) for his review and constructive comments on the manuscript.
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