This study was funded by grants from NOAA Climate Change Data and Detection (Grant NA09OAR4310108), along with EPA-funded contracts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Contracts 751B0200072 and 751P1301081). The authors are thankful for assistance from ICTP, particularly Drs. Graziano Guiliani, Nellie Elguindi, and Filippo Giorgi, in debugging and improving the RegCM4 model. Computational resources were provided through the Teragrid from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (supported by the National Science Foundation Office of Cyberinfrastructure, Grant 0503697 “ETF Grid Infrastructure Group: Providing System Management and Integration for the TeraGrid”).
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