This research was supported by MMS internal research funds. The encouragements from Dr. James Kendall and editorial assistance provided by Ms. Eileen Lear are gratefully acknowledged. NEH was supported in part by NASA Oceanic Processes Program and an ONR Grant N0001403IP20094. We also express our deep appreciation to Dr. Peter Hamilton, Jim Singer, and Van Waddell, all of SAIC, for their collection efforts and preliminary analysis of the data, without which this study would be impossible.
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