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Acknowledgements

The UNB-VMF1 service has been designed and implemented by Matthew McAdam utilizing contributions by Landon Urquahrt and Felipe Nievinski. Our raytracing package has been designed and implemented by Felipe Nievinski at the University of New Brunswick whereas Landon Urquhart developed the initial UNB-VMF1 code. Our implementation also uses some of the VMF1 routines written by Johannes Boehm at the Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics in Vienna, Austria.

The University of New Brunswick would like to thank the following for their support:

  1. The Atlantic Computational Excellence Network (ACEnet) for access to their computing resources. www.ace-net.ca/wiki/ACEnet

  2. NOAA Eath System Research Laboratory: Physical Sciences Division for access to their NCEP/NCAR Re-analysis 1 data. NCEP Reanalysis data provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site at http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/Kalnay et al.,The NCEP/NCAR 40-year reanalysis project, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 437-470, 1996.

  3. Canadian Meteorlogical Service of Canada (CMC): for access to their Global Deterministic Prediction System (GDPS) model datasets. Datasets available at http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/grib/grib2_glb_HR_e.html .

  4. Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Vienna, Austria. Their VMF1 service can be accessed at the following location: http://ggosatm.hg.tuwien.ac.at/DELAY/

  5. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for their support. More information regarding NSERC activities can be found at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/index_eng.asp

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