This work was funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences and was made possible by a sabbatical leave of the first author financed by McGill University. The authors thank Eunha Lim, Qingnong Xiao, and Sherrie Fredrick from NCAR/MMM for their technical assistance with the WRF model. We also recognize the scientific and technical input from Kay, Chris, Rich, Yongsheng, Wei, Michael, Morris, Joseph, Bill, and David from NCAR/MMM.
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