We are indebted to R. Burpee and H. Willoughby (Hurricane Research Division, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL) for permitting analysis of this dataset in CETP. Discussions with F. Marks, H. Willoughby, and L. Shapiro (from HRD) greatly helped to clarify our views on the dynamics of tropical cyclones. We thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments. The NOAA Aircraft Operations Center staff must also be thanked for the excellent job during the 7 September 1991 mission. Support for this study was provided by INSU/PATOM Grants 92/16, 93/20, and 95/01.
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