This case is the eighth case study conducted under the auspices of the GEWEX cloud systems studies (GCSS) boundary layer cloud working group. The support of the GCSS community continues to be instrumental in making this type of work possible. The first author’s research was supported by the NSF through Grant ATM-0097053. Bretherton and Zhu were supported by NASA Grant NAGS5-10624. The work of Golaz was performed while holding a National Research Council Research Associateship Award at the Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, California. COAMPS is a registered trademark of the Naval Research Laboratory. Lewellen was supported in part by Grant N00014-98-1-0595 from the Office of Naval Research. The Dutch National Computing Facilities Foundation (NCF) sponsored Stephan de Roode for the use of supercomputer facilities. Martin Köhler is thanked for his comments on an early version of this manuscript. The advection schemes used by the UCLA-LES were developed from templates written by Verica Savic-Jovcic as part of the 2003 Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) summer school on modern applied mathematics in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. Ms. Savic-Jovcic is also thanked for her comments on an early draft of this manuscript.
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