This study was performed as part of the NOAA/NASA Pathfinder project at the requestof M. Maiden, the NASA Headquarters Pathfinder project manager. The authors thank each of the sources, FNMOC, RSS, NGDC, and NESDIS. Their cooperative attitude and help made it easy to acquire and process the data. We also thank T. Blanton of New Technology, Inc., for his help with the statistical analyses. We also thank the reviewers for their insightful suggestions and comments.
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