The authors would like to thank the Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology for their generous cooperation and assistance with this research. Dr. Jaakko Putkonen maintains the Marsyandi network and helped with the compilation of station data. Tank Ojha assisted with network construction and maintenance. Meteosat-5 data were obtained from SSEC at the University of Wisconsin. TRMM data were obtained through the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center DAAC. ECMWF analyses and Indian radiosonde data were obtained through the NCAR Mass Storage System. This research and the Marsyandi network are being supported by NASA/TRMM through Grant NAG5-7781, and by NSF under Award EAR-9909498.
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