The authors are grateful for support from the pilots and crews of the USAF 53rd WRS for conducting the AXBT deployments and providing infrastructure support not only on the ground at Keesler AFB and the St Croix deployment base, but on the aircraft as well; to Mark DeMaria for his suggestions and guidance on the SHIPS intensity calculations; to Heather Hornick, Ian Park, Elliot Hoy, and Jeffrey Kerling for their mission support during AXBT operations; to the personnel from NAVO, NDBC, and NCEP/EMC without whom this program would not have been successful; and to Dong-Shan Ko from NRL-Stennis for the IASNFS model support. This work is sponsored in part by Office of Naval Research Award N0001411WX213800 and National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Award N00014-10-1-0162.
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