The data resources and collection efforts that went into this research were substantial and could not have been accomplished without the assistance of several outside parties. The Air Force Combat Climatology Center provided the K indexes from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station radiosondes used in this research. Dr. Seth Gutman from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Forecast Systems Laboratory (now Earth System Research Laboratory Global Systems Division) provided the GPS PW data from the Cape Canaveral Coast Guard Station. This research partially satisfied the M.S. in industrial and systems engineering degree from the University of Florida for two of the authors (Graf and Kehrer). Dr. H. Edwin Romeijn from the University of Florida supported the project as the advisor and provided invaluable support regarding statistical analysis and model development. This research was supported by NASA Kennedy Space Center through the funding of the degree and the statistical software used, as well as providing time and space to conduct the research.
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