We thank D. Chelton, C. Menkes, W. S. Kessler, S.-P. Xie, W. Wang, and D. G. DeWitt for their comments. We appreciate help from E. Hackert and R. F. Milliff for the QuikSCAT wind data and from T. Smith and D. Reynolds for the TMI SST data. The SST data were directly downloaded from the Remote Sensing Systems Web site (online at www.remos.com). The authors thank the anonymous reviewers for their numerous comments that helped to improve the original manuscript. This research is supported in part by NSF Grant ATM-0727668, NOAA Grant NA08OAR4310885, and NASA Grants NCC5374, NAG512246, NNX08AI74G, and NNX08AI76G.
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