NCEP Reanalysis 2 data provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site at

ECMWF ERA-Interim data used in this project have been provided by ECMWF Data Server 

MODIS L3 Atmosphere data was obtained from NASA LAADS Web site at 

Tropical Cyclone Tracks were obtained from IBTrACS – International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship from their Web site at

Cyclone Tracks were provided by John Hanley, University of Stockholm, please cite as J. Hanley and R. Caballero, Objective identification and tracking of multi-center cyclones in the ERA-Interim reanalysis dataset Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc, in press