This study benefited from the efforts of many scientists associated with the GALE program and the expert flight crews of the NOAA P-3 and the NCAR Electra. Aircraft mission scientists were John Bane, Robert Grossman, and Sethu Raman. We thank Sethu Raman for providing us with the mesoscale atmospheric model of Huang and Raman (1990) to get us started on this project. We are especially grateful to all the people who developed the Advanced Regional Prediction System and made it available to the scientific community. We are pleased to acknowledge the computational support provided by the North Carolina Supercomputing Center. This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grants OCE-9508165 to the University of Maine and OCE-9314198 to the University of North Carolina.
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