The support of the research sponsor, the Oceanographer of the Navy through the program office Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, under Program Element 0603207N, is gratefully acknowledged. The author thanks the NASA TRMM Science Data and Information System team, including Erich Stocker, for providing TRMM TMI data. The author also wishes to appreciate the support of the NRL Satellite Team, including Jeff Hawkins, Kim Richardson, Joe Turk, and John Kent.
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