The author thanks NCEP/EMC for help with running the model and for providing the computer resources to make this study possible. Fruitful discussions were held with Sharan Majumdar, Brian Etherton, and many HRD scientists during formal discussion times. Joe Cione and John Kaplan helped to improve the manuscript. Mike Jankulak contributed his proofreading and editing expertise. The author thanks the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) flight crews, AOC G-IV project manager, Jack Parrish, and HRD personnel who participated in the flights. Additional thanks are due to Air Force C-130 crews that provided additional surveillance data in many cases, as well as the flight crews and scientists who have run the various programs in the west Pacific (DOTSTAR, T-PaRC, TCS-08).
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A local change will have a global impact on the spectral coefficients, but these changes will not be systematic.
In addition, numerous flights into the core and near environment of multiple storms were conducted during the period. For Hurricane Kyle, the core and near environment were sampled, but no synoptic, environmental sampling was conducted.
Systems labeled TCSXXX were systems of interest to the TCS08 experiment that did not develop into tropical cyclones.