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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477(2002)083<0279:COAECB>2.3.CO;2
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what different interpretation and perspective on the Comments on findings of WA01. "Atmospheric Disturbance APPROACH . Before beginning our discussion we woul d like to make some preliminary comments. Caused by Human First, we compliment WA01 for their efforts in this Modification of the area. W e have urged an approach such as theirs for some time, an d we have carried out some related stud- Landscape" ies in our own earlier work (Doran and Zhong 2000; Zhon g and Doran 1997, 1998). W e believe that care- —J . C . DORAN AND S. ZHONG fu l modelin g exercises such as those described by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory WA0 1 are quite valuable and capable of providing Richland, Washington usefu l information . Second, we acknowledge that unde r some circumstances vertical motions triggered by subgrid-scale land use differences ma y contribute to the development of clouds and convective precipi- eaver and Avissar (2001; hereafter WA01) tation; in fact, we have identified a possible example investigate d the response of the atmo- in an earlier paper that did not explicitly focus o n this sphere to landscape heterogeneity to assess issue (Doran and Zhong 2000). W e

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Published: Feb 1, 2002

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