Much of the research of the author on cloud–climate feedbacks is supported under the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Environmental Sciences Division under Grant DE-FG03-94ER61748 as part of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program. Other support under the TRMM program supported by NASA Grant NAG5-11189 (Suppl. No. 004) is also acknowledged. The author also acknowledges discussions with B. Soden and his contributions to this paper.
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