The authors would like to acknowledge Ann Schrader for her work with the ATCF. The authors also wish to acknowledge John Cook, Jim Hansen, Simon Chang, Chris Landsea, Scott Stripling, and two anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions. The authors acknowledge the many people (John Okon, Jonathan Leffler, Chris Bridgham, Will Girdler, Brian McDonald, Mike McAleenan, and others) at operational military bases who supplied information for this study, including Andersen AB, Kadena AB, Yokota AB, FWC Norfolk, Yokosuka Naval Station, and Patrick AB. The authors also would like to thank Stars and Stripes magazine for their diligent efforts in logging Okinawa tropical cyclone passages and the Weather Underground (www.wunderground.com) for their extensive archive of weather observations. The authors thank the Commander Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command for funding this project, and for their patience while awaiting the evaluation results. The views, opinions, and findings contained in this report are those of the authors and should not be construed as an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or U.S. government position, policy, or decision.
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