Robert H. Simpson
|Died||December 18, 2014 (aged 102)|
|Education||Southwestern University (B.S., 1933)|
Emory University (M.S., 1935)
|Known for||Tropical cyclone research, Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, NHC director|
|Awards||Department of Commerce Gold Medal, Cleveland Abbe Award|
|Institutions||Director of the National Hurricane Research Project|
Director of the National Hurricane Center
|Thesis||A Study of Piezo-electricity (1935)|
|Academic advisors||W. S. Nelms|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Robert Simpson, co-developer of hurricane scale, dies at 102". The Washington Post. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- An Interview with Dr. Robert Simpson Archived 2009-10-23 at the Wayback Machine - The Mariners Weather Log, April 1999
- An interview of Dr. Simpson by Ed Zipser Archived 2008-08-29 at the Wayback Machine