The Terra MODIS level 3 SSTs shown in Fig. 1 were obtained from the Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) at NASA JPL in Pasadena, California (information online at http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov). Dr. Gary Wick supplied the Special Sensor Microwave Imagery water vapor path data shown in Fig. 2. Other scientists and engineers contributing to the success of the cruise include Javier Zavala-Garay from the University of Miami; Brenda Dolan, Gustavo Pereira, and Andrea Saunders from Colorado State University; Scott Abbott and Sergio Pezoa from NOAA; and Allen White and Dave White for processing of the wind profiler data. The Mexican Navy personnel are gratefully acknowledged, in particular Captain Gustavo Montarde and translator F. Gonzalez-Belmonte. Miguel Lavin and Ruben Castro helped educate the first author on the GoC oceanography. This work was supported by the NOAA Office of Global Programs, in collaboration with the Navy of Mexico. We thank the many whose dedication made the North American Monsoon Experiment possible.
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