The authors wish to thank Yukuan Song for contributing to the open RPG code now operating at the radar sites. The team from NOAA’s Office of Science and Technology—Melanie Taylor, Peter Pickard, Michael Istok, and Yukuan Song—were instrumental in the implementation phase of the super-ob program into the operational stream. Frederick Toepfer is acknowledged for his support of the radar radial wind super-ob project. We thank Dave Parrish and Jim Purser, of EMC, for many discussions on the EDAS analysis system and for their original contributions on the assimilation of super-obs. We thank Eric Rogers for conducting the Eta 32-km parallel model and William Facey for his role in the NIDS data implementation. We thank the anonymous internal reviewers and Keith Brill for their constructive suggestions, which have improved the manuscript. Krishna Kumar would like to thank Maxine Brown of NCEP Central Operations for her encouragement.
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