The author acknowledges the contribution of several people who were helpful in the production of this paper. Captain Maggie Wonsick of Air Force Weather Agency helped in gaining access to and reading the RTNEPH data. Chris Franks of Harris Corporation provided similar assistance with the NOGAPS data. Dan DeBenedictus of SenCom Corporation produced the visual depictions shown. Don Chisholm of Air Force Research Laboratory gave supervisory support and personal encouragement without which this project would not have been possible. Visual Numerics, Inc., provided the IMSL software libraries for the computer used in this project. This project was funded through U.S. Air Force Program Element 62101F.
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