The authors thank John Toole, Paula Fratantoni, and Anna Nikolopoulos for very helpful discussions regarding the processing and calibration of the moored profiler instruments. The Matlab version of the PWP model was kindly provided by Tom Farrar, and the OAFlux heat flux product by Lisan Yu. We acknowledge the NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center for the NCEP reanalysis data (www.cdc.noaa.gov). QuikSCAT data are produced by Remote Sensing Systems and sponsored by the NASA Ocean Vector Winds Science Team (www.remss.com). Finally, we thank Fiamma Straneo, Tom Farrar, and three anonymous reviewers for helpful comments on the manuscript. KV and RP were supported by National Science Foundation Grant OCE-0450658. GWKM was supported by the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. MHR was supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers (West-Nordic Ocean Climate).
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