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Peter Black
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Lee Harrison
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Mark Beaubien
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Robert Bluth
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Roy Woods
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Andrew Penny
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Robert W. Smith
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James D. Doyle

mission on a NASA flight to monitor a satellite launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The sonde deployments were made on the return leg of a north–south flight leg from 12° to 21°N, approximately along 119°W, directly along a dry air intrusion to the east of the former Tropical Storm Cosme, and extending across a strong SSTir gradient of 22°–27°C, as shown in Figs. 8a,b . Three fast-fall sondes (light blue, magenta, and light gray symbols) with sea level fall speeds of 17 m s −1 were

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