20 June 2012

Simpson of Saffir- Simpson is 100

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Happy Birthday to Robert Simpson who is now 100 years old! He developed the scale with Herbert Saffir, and it will likely be used for many more years. Doyle Rice at USA Today wrote a great piece on Simpson which also has a quote from my friend Bobby Henson at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.

The scale:

Courtesy Earth Labs