Green Island radar data used in this study were provided by the Weather Wing of the Chinese Air Force. The authors thank Mr. De-En Lin for assistance in gathering Green Island radar data and Mr. Ming-Jung Yang for assistance in providing surface and sounding data. We also thank three anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments on the manuscript. Research support was provided by the National Science Council of Taiwan under Grant NSC96-2111-M-034-001-MY3.
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