The authors would like to thank Catherine Gautier, Bill O’Hirok, Paul Ricchiazzi, and Libe Washburn for many discussions and much assistance throughout the course of this work. Shuyi Chen (UW) provided GMS cloud-top temperature data for the location of the R/V John Vickers. Detailed comments from the supervising editor (J. A. Coakley Jr.) and the anonymous reviewers greatly improved the manuscript. We gratefully acknowledge support from the National Science Foundation (OCE-91-10556 and OCE-95-25856) and NASA (NAGW-3145).
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