The support of the research sponsors, the Oceanographer of the Navy through the program office Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, PMW-150 under program element PE-0603207N, and the Office of Naval Research under program element PE-0602435N is gratefully acknowledged. We also thank our NOAA–NASA partners in the Near Real Time Processing Effort for providing Terra and Aqua datasets that are critical to the operational support of the DoD, as well as the Space, Science, and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Madison—Wisconsin for providing direct-broadcast MODIS supporting this research.
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