The authors thank David Stauffer, George Young, Aijun Deng, and Kerrie Schmehl of Penn State University, and Joel Peltier of Bechtel National, Inc., for helpful discussions and feedback during this study, Brian Reen of Penn State for making the modifications to the MYJ scheme, and Tressa Fowler and John Halley Gotway of NCAR for input on statistical significance issues. We also thank Chuck Ritter of the Penn State University Applied Research Lab for invaluable computational support, and Christian Pagé of MeteoCentre for providing meteorological observation data for verification. In addition, we thank two anonymous reviewers and the journal editor for their insightful comments that helped improve this manuscript during the peer review process. This study was partially sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, contract DTRA01-03-D-0010, John Hannan, CIV, Contract Monitor. Authors Jared Lee and Tyler McCandless are also grateful for funding from the Penn State University Applied Research Lab Exploratory & Foundational Program to support their graduate studies during this study.
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