Funding for this project was provided in part by a UNC–GA research competitiveness grant, by a Renaissance Computing Institute grant, and by UNC Asheville undergraduate research grants. This research used the resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC02-05CH11231. The author would like to thank the helpful contributions of Mr. Stephen Keighton, Dr. Gary Lackmann, Mr. Laurence Lee, and Dr. Baker Perry along with those of several anonymous reviewers whose comments greatly improved the quality of the manuscript. Finally, the author wishes to thank Dr. Phil Durkee and Mr. Richard Lind of the Naval Postgraduate School for loaning the sounding unit used during related wintertime field observation experiments over the past six cool seasons and for offering technical expertise in its operation.
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