This article would not have been done without the encouragement and editorial expertise of Dr. John Walsh and Dr. Mohan Ramamurthy. Much appreciation and gratitude is given to them for their contributions to this article. Mr. Dan Bramer and Mr. David Wojtowicz put together the water vapor loop and obtained the Eta Model gridded data for this study. This article would not be scientifically valid without the input from the two reviewers. Images in Figs. 1–3 were obtained from the WW2010 Web site (http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu) produced by the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Illinois. The soundings in Figs. 4 and 7 were obtained from the University of Wyoming atmospheric sounding Web site (http://www-das.uwyo.edu/upperair/sounding.html).
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