This work was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grants OCE 9819506 and OCE 0351116. We also acknowledge Grant OCE 0326648. We thank the REDSOX principal investigators (H. Peters, A. Bower, and D. Fratantoni) for their strong contribution to the program and we thank M. Baringer, K. Leaman, and T. Özgökmen for valuable comments and discussions on this work. The authors are grateful to the captains and crews of the R/V Knorr and R/V Maurice Ewing for their support of the REDSOX field program. We also gratefully acknowledge the many technical and research associates who participated in the collection and processing of the REDSOX datasets. Special thanks are given to S. Swift (WHOI) and P. Huchon (Geosciences Azur) for their assistance in making the French multibeam bathymetric data available for our use.
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