This research was supported by the National Science Foundation (ATM-0450444 for Colle and ATM-0121963 for Yuter) and the COMET-Cooperative Program (Grant S0238662). We wish to thank the two anonymous reviewers for helping to improve the manuscript. Use of the MM5 was made possible by the Microscale and Mesoscale Meteorological (MMM) Division of NCAR, which is supported by the National Science Foundation. The second author gratefully acknowledges J. Kane for simulating her interest in the environmental science of Long Island.
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