We would like to thank B. Bilodeau and M. Desgagné for support with the atmospheric models (MSC/RPN). This work also benefited from precious discussions with S. Bélair, C. Girard, J. Mailhot, and Y. Delage (MSC/RPN). The help and advice of Y. Chartier for the preparation of this document are very appreciated (MSC/RPN). The NOAA Satellite Active Archive system has been very usefull for obtaining the AVHRR images. We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their comments that contributed to improving our article.
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