This research was supported by the Physical Oceanography Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through grants to Hofstra University and the Center for Ocean–Atmospheric Prediction Studies, The Florida State University (through support by the JPL QuikSCAT Project). We would also like to acknowledge the support provided by the National Weather Service through a COMET Partners project grant administered by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado. We are also grateful to Dr. Larry Bliven of the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Wallops Flight Facility for his assistance, encouragement, and support.
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