Acknowledgments

We are grateful to our colleagues R.W. Arritt, W.J. Gutowski, Jr., and C.J. Anderson of the regional climate modeling team at Iowa State University, and J.H. Christensen of the Danish Meteorological Institute, for their contributions to this research. We also acknowledge the research support of the Iowa State University Agronomy Department Endowment Program and the U.S. Department of Energy/Biological and Environmental Research (BER) through the Great Plains Regional Center of the National Institute for Global Environmental Change (DE-FC02-03ER63613).

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