The authors would like to acknowledge the staff at the National Hurricane Center for their diligence in 10 years of best tracking the wind radii, and also Ann Schrader and Mike Frost for helping to make that process a bit easier. We also acknowledge the Office of Naval Research for funding efforts to improve tropical cyclone intensity forecasting. We thank Jack Dostalek and Kate Musgrave of CIRA and James Franklin of NHC for comments on the initial manuscript. Further improvements were also inspired by comments from the two anonymous reviewers. 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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In the Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecast System (Sampson and Schrader 2000), these are the CARQ entries in the aid deck (adeck). TC Vitals have also been referred to as “the bogus” in past literature.