The authors thank Roger Edson at the University of Guam for his track analysis of Hurricane Catarina. We also extend our thanks to Chris Velden of SSEC for the provision of the 1974 satellite data and for extensive discussions thereof. The comments of two anonymous reviewers assisted in finalizing the manuscript. This work was supported by NSF Grant ATM0304254, the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
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