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jgrc11737-sup-0001-readme.txtplain text document4Kreadme.txt
jgrc11737-sup-0002-ts01.txtplain text document1KTable S1. Root mean square error of modeled lake surface temperatures at each of the three NCDC buoys.
jgrc11737-sup-0003-fs01.pdfPDF document39KFigure S1. April–November average lake surface temperatures at the three NDBC buoy locations in the model and data for 1979–2006.
jgrc11737-sup-0004-fs02.pdfPDF document1688KFigure S2. Daily average 10 m air temperature from the North American Regional Reanalysis Project is plotted against observed air temperature at the three NDBC buoy locations in Lake Superior for all days of available observations between April and September 1979–2006.
jgrc11737-sup-0005-fs03.pdfPDF document98KFigure S3. Zonal velocity (U), meridional velocity (V), and temperature (T) at ADCP location E4 during the summer of 1998.
jgrc11737-sup-0006-fs04.pdfPDF document97KFigure S4. Zonal velocity (U), meridional velocity (V), and temperature (T) at ADCP location E4 during the summer of 1999.
jgrc11737-sup-0007-fs05.pdfPDF document179KFigure S5. Mean depth-average current speeds for January–December 1979–2006.
jgrc11737-sup-0008-fs06.pdfPDF document195KFigure S6. Mean depth-average current direction and speed during winter (DJFM) and summer (JJAS) of 1997–2001 when the model with 10 km horizontal resolution is run (a and b) without wind, (c and d) without heat fluxes, (e and f) with a spatially uniform wind field, and (g and h) control.
jgrc11737-sup-0009-ms01.mp47769KAnimation S1. Daily mean of modeled (1979–2006) (top) surface temperatures and currents, (middle) depth-average temperatures and currents, and (bottom) below 50 m temperatures and currents.
jgrc11737-sup-0010-txts01.txtplain text document4KText S1. The selection of model forcing is discussed in section 1; section 2 includes a description of circulation sensitivity studies and the conclusions drawn from these studies.
jgrc11737-sup-0011-t01.txtplain text document0KTab-delimited Table 1.
jgrc11737-sup-0012-t02.txtplain text document1KTab-delimited Table 2.

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