The work is supported through the National Science Council of Taiwan by Grants NSC95-2119-M-002-039-MY2, NSC95-2119-M-002-003-AP1, MOTC-CWB-96-6M-02, and NTU-96R0302, as well as the Office of Naval Research Grant N00014-05-1-0672. The authors thank all team members of DOTSTAR (especially Po-Hsiung Lin of NTU) for help taking the observations, Sim Aberson for providing the denial runs of the NCEP GFS and the helpful comments, and the National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC) for providing the computation resources.
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