This research has been supported by grants from the NOAA Collaborative Science, Technology and Applied Research (CSTAR) program and the ONR Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). Constructive comments have been provided by Chris Hill and Brad Colman of the Seattle office of the NWS. Mr. Paul Dallavalle of the NWS’s Meteorological Development Laboratory provided updated information on current MOS performance, and Mark Albright conducted an initial investigation into this study and helped set up the basic framework for data gathering.
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