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Figure 1: Surface temperature (°C) for March 14-19, 1998 in the Gulf of Mexico (a) in 1/9° model assimilating in situ temperature profiles and coarse resolution surface temperature data (b) as in (a) except that altimeter data were also assimilated (c) corresponding seven-day composite from AVHRR data processed by Johns Hopkins University APL (http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/avhrr/gm/averages/index.html).