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Robert H. Simpson
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Simpson on left
Born (1912-11-19)November 19, 1912
Died December 18, 2014(2014-12-18) (aged 102)
Education Southwestern University (B.S., 1933)
Emory University (M.S., 1935)
Known for Tropical cyclone research, Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, NHC director
Spouse(s) Joanne Simpson
Awards Department of Commerce Gold Medal, Cleveland Abbe Award
Scientific career
Fields Meteorology
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.

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

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