The authors wish to thank Dr. Leslie Hartten for her comments on ship wind measurements, Ms. Masha A. Medvedeva for her contributions to the wind analysis, and the anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments. The authors also acknowledge the professional support of Dr. David M. Legler. We further express our gratitude to the personnel both at sea and on shore that provided the data for this study.
COAPS receives its base funding from the Physical Oceanography Section of the Office of Naval Research. WOCE-MET and this research are funded by the Physical Oceanography Section of the National Science Foundation, Grant OCE-314515, and from the NASA JPL NSCAT Project, Contracts 957649 and 980646.
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