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Simpson, Joanne.
Oral history interview with Joanne Simpson, 2000 August 2.
Simpson discusses her family life; early math and science education in prep school; University of Chicago as undergraduate; decision to enter Carl-Gustav Rossby's Institute of Meteorology; subsequent assignment to New York University to train Army, Air Force, and Navy officers in meteorology; return to Chicago for graduate work in meteorology; bias against women; work at Illinois Tech to support graduate education; work with Herbert Riehl in new field of tropical meteorology and cumulus cloud development; work at Woods Hold Oceanographic Institute through 1950s; Guggenheim Fellowship work at Imperial College, London and with Rossby in Sweden; professorship at UCLA; return to Univ. of Chicago as visiting professor; employment by Weather Bureau in research positions (National Hurricane Research Project, Project Storm Fury, Florida Area Cumulus Experiment); professorship at University of Virginia; GATE/GARP; NASA Goddard and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM); importance of communicating science to general public; science education; women in meteorology (discrimination and opportunities). Discussion throughout of problems encountered due to bias against women in science. Prominently mentioned are: Dave Atlas, Jack Bjerknes, Horace Byers, George Cressman, Max Eaton, Mike Garstang, Bill Gray, Dick Hallgren, Jorgen Holmboe, Columbus Iselin, Ed Kessler, Margaret LeMone, Yale Mintz, Ray Montgomery, Roger Pielke, Athelstan Spilhaus, Henry Stommel, Bob White.
Joanne Simpson (1923- ) Meteorology. Head, severe storms branch, 1979-1988, Chief Scientist, Meteorology and Earth Science Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA, from 1988.
Iselin, Columbus O'Donnell, 1904-1971.
Riehl, Herbert, 1915-
Simpson, Joanne.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA