The authors are grateful to Mike Baldwin, Valliappa Lakshmanan, and Jason Nachamkin for invaluable contributions. Leah Heiss and Timothy R. Whitcomb of the Applied Physics Laboratory are acknowledged for providing some of the datasets employed here. This project was funded by the ONR Marine Meteorology Program under ONR Grant N00014-01-G-0460 for mesoscale verification. Additional funding was provided under a cooperative agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA, its subagencies, or UCAR.
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