We thank the following members of the Climate Modeling Section for their tremendous contribution to the development of the CCM3: T. Acker, J. Rosinski, J. Olson, J. Truesdale, and M. Vertenstein. We especially thank B. Briegleb for his development of the slab ocean model and aerosol components to CCM3. We thank J. Hurrell for numerous conversations on the analysis of the CCM. We would like to thank our collaborators A. Holtslag (Utrecht University) and G. Zhang (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) for their contributions to the development of CCM3. We also thank J. Dunn for help with some of the figures. Finally, we wish to thank P. Fisher for her help with the preparation of this manuscript.
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