Gil Clark, hurricane specialist, passes on

Gilbert Clark, 93, long-time hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center, died on Monday, August 8, 2016.  Clark was well-respected among hurricane scientists for his forecasting ability and his willingness to mentor meteorological students.  He was also well-known to the public for his often trenchant observations about hurricanes in newspapers and on radio and television. …

Neal Dorst appeared at Books & Books Coral Gables 9 May “Hurricane Pioneer: Memoirs of Bob Simpson”

On Saturday May 9th at 5 PM, Neal Dorst of the Hurricane Research Division addressed a dozen people at Books & Books in Coral Gables, reading excerpts from "Hurricane Pioneer: Memoirs of Bob Simpson".  The readings were preceded by a meeting of the Greater Miami chapter of the American Meteorological Society and was followed by …

Bob Simpson autobiography now available from the American Meteorological Society

In 1951, Robert (Bob) Simpson rode a plane directly into the eyewall of a typhoon—just one of his many pioneering exploits. Bob and his wife Joanne are meteorological icons, particularly among tropical meteorologists: Bob was the first director of the National Hurricane Research Project (1955–1959), and a director of the National Hurricane Center (1967–1974). Along …

102nd Anniversary of Bob Simpson’s birth

Today we send congratulations to Dr. Bob Simpson on his 102nd birthday.  Bob was the first director of the National Hurricane Research Project (NHRP) which eventually became the Hurricane Research Division of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Atmospheric Laboratory.  In addition to being a pioneer in the field of tropical cyclone research, he and his late …