The authors wish to thank Drs. Ernesto Hugo Berbery, Wayne Higgins, Sumant Nigam, and Raghu Murtugudde for guidance throughout the work leading to this manuscript, Mr. Eric Hackert for technical assistance with the ocean model, and two anonymous reviewers for helpful suggestions to improve the manuscript. This research was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pan American Climate Studies (PACS) program through Grant NA17EC1483.
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