This research was supported by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), by NASA through Grant NNX07AG53G, and by NOAA through Grant NA09OAR4320075, which sponsor research at the International Pacific Research Center. The authors gratefully acknowledge Tom Schroeder and Mark Merrifield, directors of the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (JIMAR), for their encouragement and assistance in support of local travel expenses and publication page charges (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Grant NA09OAR4320075). Roger Lukas provided valuable insights about ocean surface structure during the conduct of this study. Gary Barnes provided a much appreciated informal review. Thanks are due to two anonymous reviewers, who curbed our excesses and gave us hope that QuikSCAT winds could be helpful in the analysis. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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