Mr. Jeyamani, Mr. Murali, Mr. Arun, and Mr. Jayakumar are thanked for their efforts in the installation of ship-mounted AWS as well as for INSAT-3C integration. Thanks are also due to Mr. Rajasekhar, from NIOT, for the logistic supports extended during the installation of the ship-mounted AWS. We thank three anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments and suggestion on the manuscript and its eventual improvement. Special thanks to the editor for his valuable comments and editorial corrections. Ferret was used for data analysis and data visualization. Thanks are due to NCMRWF and ECMWF (through the ECMWF and YOTC websites) for providing the analyzed datasets derived from their models. Thanks are also due to the Ocean Observations and Information Services (OOIS) program of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), government of India. GSB thanks the Ministry of Earth Science, government of India, and the Department of Science and Technology, government of India, for support.
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