This research would not have been possible without the help of many individuals and organizations who provided us with pressure, wind, and temperature records from various supplementary weather observing locations throughout the northeastern United States. In particular we would like to thank Anthony Lupo of SUNY/Albany for providing computational assistance, Warren Snyder of the Albany, New York, NWSFO for providing data records, Arthur Jackson of the Geophysics Directorate of the Phillips Laboratories at Hanscom AFB in Bedford, Massachusetts, for providing the digitized pressure observations from BED. Chris Davis and Jordan Powers of NCAR provided valuable criticisms of the manuscript. Ken Rancourt of the Mount Washington Observatory in Conway, New Hampshire, provided key wind and temperature observations from the summit observatory. Other important observations were provided by Bob Cunningham (Lincoln, Massachusetts), Stephen Colucci (Cornell), Walter Drag (NWS/Taunton), Evan Gillespie (SUNY/Albany), Phillip Falconer (Scotia, New York), David Fitzjarrald (Atmospheric Sciences Research Center), Tom Galletta (Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation), Paul Gluhosky (Yale), R. Brad Harvey (Yankee Atomic Group), Mike Iacono (Atmospheric Environment and Research), Paul Jacobson and Dominic Scerbo (Northeast Utilities), Scott Lindstrom (University of Rhode Island), Joe Maggio (Lindehurst, New York), Jeff Morrison (Parsippany, New Jersey), Bill Munger (Harvard), Dennis O’Keefe (SUNY/New Paltz), Tony Praino (Poughquag, New York), John Quinlan (NWS/Albany), Glenn Ralph (NOAA/Air Resources Laboratory), Frederick Sanders (MIT/emeritus), John Scala (SUNY/Brockport), Chris Seeber (Charlestown, Rhode Island), Eric Sinsabaugh (Shaftsbury, Vermont), Rick Vaughn (Morris Plains, New Jersey), David Woodenstore (NRG Systems), and Richward Woolley (EA Engineering Science and Technology, Inc.).
Surface and upper-air observations and microbarogram observations were also obtained from the National Climatic Data Center. Gridded analyses from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts were obtained from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Marilyn Peacock prepared a number of the crucial figures and Celeste Iovinella completed the manuscript and provided important editorial assistance. This research was supported by Grant F496209310002 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
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