The authors would like to acknowledge Ken Knapp at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center for providing all IR and VS data from the HURSAT-Basin archive. We would also like to thank Deborah Smith at Remote Sensing Systems for providing the TPW data from combined radar satellite instruments. We thank Mark DeMaria for valuable comments during this research and Yi-Hui Wang for help with labeling data. This research was supported by NSF Grant ATM0530926 and NOAA Grant NA09OAR4310132.
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