The authors want to thank Dr. Frederick Carr of the University of Oklahoma for his invaluable advice and support during the development of the cloud prediction scheme. Thanks also go to Drs. Eugenia Kalnay and Geoff DiMego for their leadership and continuous support of the implementation of the cloud scheme in the Eta Model. Drs. Kenneth Campana and Yutai Hou are thanked also for providing the new version of the radiation parameterization used in the current Eta Model. The authors are very grateful to Dr. Eric Rogers for his help in the daily verification of the model forecasts during the parallel tests of the cloud scheme. Suggestions from Drs. Fedor Mesinger, Joseph Gerrity, Kenneth Mitchell, and other individuals associated with the development of the Eta Model were also very helpful. The authors also wish to acknowledge the three reviewers whose comments were most useful.
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