This research was supported by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. S. D. Jacob gratefully acknowledges partial support from the NOAA/Joint Hurricane Testbed through Grant NA03OAR4310174 and thanks Dr. David Le Vine of NASA GSFC for his support. Both authors thank Drs. F. Marks (NOAA/HRD, Miami) and M. Lonfat (RMS, London) for their help with the hurricane precipitation climatology. Thanks are due to Drs. A. Wallcraft (Naval Research Lab, Stennis Space Center) and G. Halliwell (RSMAS, University of Miami) for their help with the model. Thanks are also due to Dr. Nick Shay (RSMAS) for many useful discussions on the subject.
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