NHRP founder Bob Simpson honored on his 101st birthday

Dr. Robert Simpson, founder of the National Hurricane Research Project (what eventually became HRD), as well as former director of the National Hurricane Center and co-developer of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, was feted at an Explorers Club Washington Group luncheon at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, on March 8, to celebrate his 101st birthday.  You can find pictures of the event, and a short biography, at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/03/10/meteorologist-behind-hurricane-scale-robert-simpson-honored-at-101-years-of-age/.

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Dr. Simpson at home in 2012.