We would like to first thank John Sullivan and Chris Lauer for providing TAFB data, Maureen Ballard for gathering the CPHC data, and Greg Gallina for assembling the electronic SAB data. Further guidance and comments from Jim Weyman, Mark Bourassa, Mark Powell, and Shawn Smith were very helpful during the research process. We greatly appreciate helpful feedback and reviews by John Cangialosi, James Franklin, Chris Landsea, Chris Velden, and one anonymous reviewer. Finally, the authors are extremely grateful for research support, which was started by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Scholarship and extended by an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Graduate Fellowship (sponsored by SAIC’s Advanced Science and Engineering Operation) and a Florida State University (FSU) Presidential Fellowship.
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