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Chapter Event - Washington Group


Luncheon to honor pioneer hurricane scientist Bob Simpson


The Explorers Club Washington Group will honor the legendary hurricane scientist and forecaster Bob Simpson, FE’79, who celebrated his 101th birthday last November, with a luncheon at the Cosmos Club beginning at noon on Saturday, March 8.

Bob Ryan who was chief meteorologist for 30 years at NBC4 and then for three years at WJLA (ABC7), will describe the highlights of Simpson’s career with the help of a few others who worked with Bob and his wife, Joanne, also a leading atmospheric scientist, who died in 2010.

Bob Simpson was director of the National Hurricane Center in 1969 when Hurricane Camille hit Mississippi. His use of a then-new storm surge forecasting model to issue unusually urgent warnings is credited with saving hundreds of lives. It also helped lead him and Herbert Saffir, a wind damage expert, to develop the Saffir- Simpson Hurricane Damage Scale with its well-known one though five categories.

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Date: 03/08/2014

Time: Noon

Location: Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.

Reservation Notes:

Tickets are $37.50 each for Members & Guests.

Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, March 4th with Bill Runyon
Phone: (202) 234-7490
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Postage: 1812 19th St. NW, Washington DC 20009

No cancellations will be accepted after noon on March 4th, 2014.

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