The authors wish to thank Bob Kilduff of the National Weather Service (retired) for his insight regarding this paper. The authors also thank Dr. Richard Lindzen of MIT and Dr. Carmen Nappo (NOAA, retired) for many thoughtful discussions, and Dr. John Tarvin (Samford University) for insight on the physics of the interaction. Funding for this research is provided by grants from the National Science Foundation (ATM-0533596) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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