We thank George Bryan for providing the CM1 model, and Paul Markowski, George Bryan, and Alexander Schenkman for discussions during the course of this work. We also thank the anonymous reviewers as well as the Convective Storms Group at NCSU for their comments on the manuscript. Funding was provided by NSF Grant ATM-0758509.
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In the following, “output interval” always refers to the time between two CM1 history files containing the 3D velocity field. This interval is thus a measure of the temporal resolution of the velocity field.