The Research of Dr. Joanne Simpson: Fifty Years Investigating Hurricanes, Tropical Clouds, and Cloud Systems

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  • a Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
  • b Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland
  • c NCAR, Boulder, Colorado
  • d Simpson Weather Associates, Inc., Charlottesville, Virginia
  • e Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • f Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • g Woodley Weather Consultants, Littleton, Colorado
  • j Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
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Abstract

Dr. Joanne Simpson's nine specific research contributions to the field of meteorology during her 50-year career—1) the hot tower hypothesis, 2) hurricanes, 3) airflow and clouds over heated islands, 4) cloud models, 5) trade winds and their role in cumulus development, 6) air–sea interaction, 7) cloud–cloud interactions and mergers, 8) waterspouts, and 9) TRMM science—will be described and discussed in this paper.

Abstract

Dr. Joanne Simpson's nine specific research contributions to the field of meteorology during her 50-year career—1) the hot tower hypothesis, 2) hurricanes, 3) airflow and clouds over heated islands, 4) cloud models, 5) trade winds and their role in cumulus development, 6) air–sea interaction, 7) cloud–cloud interactions and mergers, 8) waterspouts, and 9) TRMM science—will be described and discussed in this paper.

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