The efforts of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Field Project Support (FPS) and the T-REX staff are greatly appreciated. The primary sponsor of T-REX is the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) lidar observations were sponsored by funds from the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) and internal funds of DLR. The authors are thankful to Georg Mayr from the University Innsbruck for support and useful discussions. We are also thankful to Kathrin Folger (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) for analysis of the surface station measurements. Furthermore, we gratefully acknowledge comments from two reviewers that helped to improve the presentation. We thank ECMWF for providing computing resources.
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The Integrated Sounding System (ISS)-Multiple Antenna Profiler (MAPR) site was located at the center site in OwensValley, about 1.5 km southeast of the town of Independence, California.