The authors thank Dr. Chris Snyder of NCAR, two anonymous reviewers, and Dr. Rich Moore of ETH, Zürich, for their helpful comments on the manuscript. The authors also thank the BAMEX dropsonde coordinators, David Ahijevych, George Bryan, and Jason Knievel (NCAR), Diana Bartels (NOAA/Forecast Systems Laboratory, now the Global Systems Division), Richard James (the Pennsylvania State University), Dan Hawblitzel (Texas A&M University), and Susan van den Heever (Colorado State University), whose outstanding efforts were critical to the collection of the data used in this study. We also acknowledge the skillful operation of the Lear jet by Weather Modification Incorporated and also acknowledge many of the staff from the Earth Observing Laboratory of NCAR who were responsible for MGLASS and dropsonde operation. We also thank Dr. Stephan Nelson of the National Science Foundation for his support of the Lear jet for BAMEX.
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