This research was supported by the National Science Foundation Mesoscale and Dynamic Meteorology Program (Grant ATM 07-11033) and the Cooperative Meteorology, Education, and Training (COMET) program (Grant COM UCAR S09-71437). We appreciate the comments and suggestions from Michael Timlin and James Angel from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the anonymous reviewers, and the editor. This manuscript represents the opinions of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the funding agencies or the authors’ affiliations.
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Overlake boundary layers are often identified in the scientific literature and forecast discussions as marine internal boundary layers. OLBL is used in this article to emphasize the more limited spatial extent of lakes relative to oceans.