We wish to thank Dr. Tom Keenan and Mr. Ken Glasson of the Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre for their work to organize MCTEX and to develop the C-pol radar. Staff at NCAR/Atmospheric Technology Division are also recognized for their technical contributions to C-pol. Personnel at NASA/MSFC (including Dr. Rich Blakeslee, Mr. Jeff Bailey, Dr. William Koshak, Dr. Hugh Christian, and Dr. Steven Goodman) are acknowledged for providing the field mill, ALDF network, and the cloud-to-ground lightning location and timing solutions. We thank Dr. Tom Rickenbach for providing the feature identification algorithms and computer code. We acknowledge Dr. Walt Petersen and Mr. David Ahijevych for their collaboration and insight into Hector. Helpful comments from Dr. Jim Dye, Dr. V. N. Bringi, Dr. Graeme Stephens, and three anonymous reviewers improved the clarity of the manuscript. This research was supported by NASA TRMM Grants NAG5-2692 and NAG5-4754, and NSF Grant ATM-9726464.
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