The coauthors take great pleasure in acknowledging the VAMOS community for the tremendous scientific contributions to our understanding of the American monsoon systems as summarized here. A very special thanks is extended to Valery Detemmermann (WCRP), Michael Patterson (NOAA/OGP), Carlos Ereño, Andreas Villwock (ICPO), Gus Emanuel, Steven Williams, and Jose Meitin (UCAR/JOSS) for outstanding support. Finally, we thank the reviewers, E. Hugo Berbery and Todd Mitchell, for valuable comments that substantially improved the manuscript.
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