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Robert H. Simpson
Simpson on left
|Died||December 18, 2014
|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.
Simpson died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 102.
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