This work was supported by Australian Research Council SPIRT Grant C00002491. This work was carried out while Y. M. was a recipient of a Ph.D scholarship jointly sponsored by China Scholarship Council and James Cook University. The wind data were provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. We wish to thank the Editor Dr. J. A. Smith for drawing our attention to Creamer et al. (1989). Valuable comments from the anonymous reviewers are also acknowledged.
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