This research was funded by NOAA under Contract NA27RPO29201 as part of the Southeast Consortium on Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes. Computing was performed on the IBM-funded RISC workstations of the Facility for Ocean–Atmosphere Modeling and Visualization (FOAMv) in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. Special acknowledgements go to Drs. Kenneth Waight III and John W. Zack of MESO Inc. for access to and help with version 5.8 of the MASS model.
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