Drs. Keqi Zhang, Yuepeng Li, and Huiqing Liu were supported by NOAA Grant NA09NWS4680018. We thank Drs. Edward Rapport and Chris Landsea at the NHC for reviewing the manuscript and providing valuable comments. We also thank three anonymous reviewers for valuable comments and suggestions. Discussion with Arthur Taylor and Dr. Harry Glahn at the MDL helped the corresponding author better understand the SLOSH model and the basin development process. Bobby Louangsaysongkham at the MDL provided ArcGIS shapefiles for SLOSH basins and an associated document. Michael Lowry at the NHC created Fig. 1. The findings and conclusions presented in this paper are entirely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of either the NHC or NOAA.
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