This research was a team project completed in partial fulfillment of the Time Series Analysis course requirements in the Department of Meteorology at The Florida State University. We wish to thank Dr. J. J. O'Brien for his many suggestions and guidance on this project. We would also like to thank Dr. K.-Y. Kim for his comments and use of his EOF analysis algorithms (http://cyclo.met.fsu.edu/software.html), and Dr. T. N. Krishnamurti for providing the code for the Butterworth filter. Dr. H. E. Fuelberg provided a thorough review of an early version of the manuscript and greatly improved its clarity. The authors are also grateful to the reviewers, who aided in the correction of several errors and whose comments enhanced the quality of the paper. Data for this project were obtained from the COMET Case Study Library. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.
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