- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bob Simpson, a meteorologist who co-developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale which estimates potential property damage, has died.

Peg Simpson, his daughter, says Bob Simpson died early Friday at his home in Washington. He was 102.

Bob Simpson began his career with the U.S. Weather Bureau in 1940. He served as director of the National Hurricane Center and established a tropical weather observatory at Mauna Loa, Hawaii.

Simpson and engineer Hebert Saffir developed the Saffir-Simpson scale, which rates hurricanes on a scale of 1 to 5 for their potential to cause property damage.

Peg Simpson says her father was always curious and always learning.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide