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Robert Simpson (meteorologist)

American meteorologist

Robert Homer Simpson (November 19, 1912 – December 18, 2014) was an American meteorologist, hurricane specialist, first director of the National Hurricane Research Project (NHRP) from 1955–1959, and a former director (1967–1974) of the National Hurricane Center (NHC). He was the co-developer of the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale with Herbert Saffir. His wife was Joanne Simpson.

Robert H. Simpson
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Simpson on left
Born(1912-11-19)November 19, 1912
DiedDecember 18, 2014(2014-12-18) (aged 102)
EducationSouthwestern University (B.S., 1933)
Emory University (M.S., 1935)
Known forTropical cyclone research, Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, NHC director
Spouse(s)Joanne Simpson
AwardsDepartment of Commerce Gold Medal, Cleveland Abbe Award
Scientific career
FieldsMeteorology
InstitutionsDirector of the National Hurricane Research Project
Director of the National Hurricane Center
ThesisA Study of Piezo-electricity (1935)
Academic advisorsW. S. Nelms

Simpson died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 102.[1]

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  1. "Robert Simpson, co-developer of hurricane scale, dies at 102". The Washington Post. Retrieved 19 December 2014.

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