This research was funded in part by a research grant to Ian D. Goodwin from the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW OEH) and the New South Wales Environmental Trust. The paper is a contribution to the Eastern Seaboard Climate Change Initiative on East Coast Lows (ESCCI-ECL), and the research project: “Extending the extreme East Coast Low climatology over the past millennium.” Stuart A. Browning was supported by an MQRES grant from Macquarie University and a student grant from NSW OEH. We also thank the anonymous reviewers whose constructive suggestions improved this paper.
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