It is a great pleasure to acknowledge the cooperation and support from everyone at the Bermuda Container Lines. In particular, we wish to thank Mr. Cor Teeuwen for his insightful support in getting the project started (even before the ship was completed in the yard) and his continuing support as the project evolved through its teething stages to a stable operation. Captains Vrolyk and van de Westeringh have been most helpful at all times. We particularly appreciate their alerting us whenever the ADCP system needed attention. The NOAA staff, and Mr. R. Benway, Mr. G. Strout, and Mr. W. Krug, in particular, are gratefully acknowledged for their help and assistance in maintaining the system and operating the XBT sampling program. We particularly wish to mention Dr. Eric Firing, and his staff Ms. J. Ranada and Mr. P. Caldwell, who have been most generous with their expertise whenever we needed help. We are most grateful to Ms. Sandy Fontana-Anderson, who has assisted us with her ADCP expertise in many ways. RD Instruments was very responsive in modifying the user exit code for this project. This program is supported by the NOAA Office of Global Programs under Contracts NA56GP0220 to the University of Rhode Island and NA92AANRG0064 to the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
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