We thank Larissa Back, Marc Michelsen, and Dan Shaevitz for help processing data, and David Raymond for discussions. We also thank J. M. Fair and G. Trapp of Aeromet Inc. and the students and staff responsible for launching and archiving the upper-air soundings during KWAJEX. GMS data were obtained from the Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin, SSM/I data were obtained from Remote Sensing Systems Inc., and ECMWF data were obtained from the Data Support Section of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. This work was primarily supported by NASA TRMM Grant NAG5-9657. Additionally, SEY acknowledges support from NASA TRMM Grant NAG5-9720, AHS acknowledges support from NASA Grant NAG5-10607, and GNK acknowledges support from the Pan American Climate Studies Program of the NOAA Office of Global Programs under Project GC01-351.
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