The authors thank Dr. Scott Braun of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Dr. Nicholas Bond of the NOAA/Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory, and Dr. John Brown of NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory for their comments and suggestions on improving this manuscript. This research was supported by the National Science Foundation (ATM-0240402). Use of the MM5 was made possible by the Microscale and Mesoscale Meteorological (MMM) Division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), which is supported by the National Science Foundation.
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