The research was funded by Office of Naval Research Grant N00014-04-1-0383. The CBLAST-Low program and ROMS development are also funded by ONR. Computational resources were provided by the DOD High Performance Computing Modernization Program. CBLAST mooring and CTD data were obtained by R. Weller, WHOI, with funding through ONR Grant N00014-05-10090. I am grateful to L. Hutto and J. Fredericks for providing CBLAST and MVCO data, S. Wang for the COAMPS meteorological forecasts, J. Bosch for satellite SST data, O. Schofield and J. Kerfoot for glider data, and J. Evans for help with model analysis. L. Lanerolle assisted with an earlier version of the model. T. Farrar, R. Weller, M. Pritchard, J. Edson, and J. Trowbridge offered many helpful discussions on the MVCO region dynamics. I thank two anonymous reviewers for constructive comments. Special thanks go to H. Arango for humoring many requests for new ROMS features, and R. He for fixing the tides. This paper is dedicated to the late David C. Chapman.
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