The contributions of Chen, Colfescu, and Schneider were supported by NSF Grants ATM-0653123 and AGS-1137902. Schneider was also supported by NSF Grants ATM-0830068 and ATM-0830062, NOAA Grant NA09OAR4310058, and NASA Grant NNX09AN50G. Kirtman was supported by NSF Grant AGS-1137911. The NCAR CISL provided computer resources for the simulations. Data analyses and plotting were done using GrADS.
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