This work was supported in part by National Science Foundation Grant ATM-0101781, Office of Naval Research Grant N00014-02-1-0474, and Colorado State University. The first author was supported in part by the National Research Council while a postdoctoral research associate at HRD, and by The Florida State University. Lance Bosart was supported by National Science Foundation Grants ATM-9413012 and ATM-9612485. We foremost acknowledge HRD, whose 1996 tropical cyclogenesis mission made this dataset possible. In particular we thank Frank Marks, John Gamache, and Pete Black for their willing assistance with the data and many helpful discussions. We wish to express our gratitude to Ray Zehr and John Knaff of CIRA for providing the GOES-8 imagery used in this study. We also thank Matt Eastin for assistance with the flight-level data, and Steve Feuer and Mike Black for providing ODW data for the Dolly case. Finally, this paper greatly benefited from the constructive comments of Dave Raymond and two anonymous reviewers.
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