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 thank Andrea Schumacher and Kate Musgrave for providing comments on the manuscript. This research is supported by the Chief of Naval Research through the NRL Base Program, PE 0601153N. We also acknowledge the Office of Naval Research for funding efforts to improve tropical cyclone intensity forecasting. 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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