The support of the sponsor, the Office of Naval Research under Program Element 0602435N, is gratefully acknowledged. Much appreciation is extended to Marla Heleveston (Analysis and Technology, Inc.) for processing and supplying the digital imagery and to Jeff Hawkins (Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey) for recentering all imagery, his insightful comments on tropical cyclones, and his thoughtful suggestions during the course of this research. The authors also thank Roger Edson and Chip Guard of JTWC for relating their vast experiences and providing suggestions during this research effort.
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