The author thanks Professor Frederick Sanders for discussions in 1991 in which the ideas of aspect ratios of CAPE and CIN were discussed in regard to convective initiation and inhibition. The work presented here is a direct consequence of the ideas presented at those meetings. An appreciative thanks is extended to Dr. Robert Maddox for providing thoughtful commentary on an early draft of the manuscript. Thanks are also extended to my many colleagues for their suggestions for improving the text and to Jon Davies for providing sounding data. This work was supported in part by National Science Foundation Grant ATM-9617318.
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