This research was supported primarily by the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) through ONR Grant N00014-98-1-0787. Support was also provided by the ONR Ocean Modeling and Prediction Program through Grant N00014-98-1-0043 and by an ONR DURIP Grant N00014-99-1-0773. The authors gratefully acknowledge Roger Samelson for providing modeled wind fields for the sensitivity study.
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