The authors wish to acknowledge the important contributions made by those who worked on our behalf during this research. Special thanks are due to the following individuals of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory: Charles Lauter, Jeffrey Bufkin, Paul Dammann, and Lt. Mark Pickett for engineering assistance in the design of equipment, hardware construction, and data gathering; and to Jules Craynock for his diving support in the offshore deployments and for his help in establishing the pond site. We are greatly indebted to Ulises Rivero, Mark Boland, Alejandra Lorenzo, Elizabeth Redmond, John Struck, Jack Stamates, and Michael Black for their tireless efforts in software preparation, data reduction, and graphics support, and to Gail Derr and C. C. Stephens for careful typing of the manuscript. David Wolff, Paul Kucera, and Brad Fisher of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM Office), NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center gave generously of their time in fulfilling our request for processed NEXRAD radar data. We are most grateful to Paige Bridges of the Office of Research and Applications, NOAA/NESDIS, for his excellent work in preparing the many figures and for producing the final camera-ready graphics; to Paul Chang, NOAA/NESDIS, who gave generously of his time to assist us in many ways during the processing and analysis of radar data; and to Li Li, Caelum Research Corporation, and Steve Chen, Research Data and Systems Corporation, for their programming expertise. Finally, the authors would like to thank Al Caron and Robert Kennedy of the Naval Underwater Systems Center, West Palm Beach, and Matthias Steiner, of the Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research, Princeton University, for their critical comments and helpful suggestions during the course of this study. We also wish to thank the two anonymous reviewers whose comprehensive and critical comments were vital to the reorganization, revision, and improvement of this manuscript. This work was supported in part by Grant GC95-635 from the Office of Global Programs, NOAA, and by funding from the TRMM Office,NASA.
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